April 15, 2006

Scott Free: In the second inning against the New York Yankees last night, Scott Baker was pitching for the Minnesota Twins when he felt something snap. "Joe Mauer is asking for Ron Gardenhire to come out. I don't know what ... Baker at the moment is walking off the field ..."

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:06 PM - 19 comments

is there supposed to be picture with this?

posted by chemwizBsquared at 01:37 PM on April 15

still that was quite funny...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 01:39 PM on April 15

think its audio only (mp3 file?) I got lost listening to it, so im not really clear on what is going on with Baker.

posted by Folkways at 02:10 PM on April 15

That was awesome. I was listening to the game on the radio last night, but I totally missed this part.

posted by emoeby at 02:10 PM on April 15

From today's Mpls Star Tribune, Twins 5, Yankees 1 A week ago, the Twins couldn't put a good game together. Now, the only thing that's slowing them down is faulty jocks -- and that was just a speed bump on the way to a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees for their fourth consecutive victory. Twins righthander Scott Baker had to walk off the mound with a 3-2 count to Jorge Posada because his jock broke and his protective cup was sliding down his pants. "Pretty comical," Baker said. and from another story: Baker's another bonus for Twins Baker's other distressing moment came in the second, when his jockstrap broke on a 3-2 foul ball by Jorge Posada. His protective cup came free and started sliding down his leg. Baker motioned catcher Joe Mauer toward the mound. When Mauer arrived, he said, "Joe, my cup's down by my knee." Mauer, always a young man of common sense, replied: "What do you want me to do about it?" Baker went to the dugout, removed the cup, retired Posada to end the inning, then raced up the steps to get a new jockstrap to secure the cup. You didn't want to face this Yankees lineup without proper protection? "Not a chance," Baker said.

posted by emoeby at 02:17 PM on April 15

You'd like to have something in your pants hanging around your knees ... just not your cup. Nice to hear a couple announcers having such a good time and sharing it with their audience. Thanks for the link, rcade.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:19 PM on April 15

I used to catch in high school and have made some pretty quick cup exchanges when splitting a doubleheader with another catcher, but nothing like that. With the eyes of the world on you, it's kind of difficult to just reach in and grab it, you know?

posted by rossclan at 03:59 PM on April 15

I thought it was great! Had to be embarrassing. I remember on the NFL Today when they asked players what they did if they had to take a piss during a game with all that equipment on. Surprising number said they just had a few team mates block the view and went in a corner of the stadium.

posted by commander cody at 04:55 PM on April 15

did he have a boner or something I mean what is that goddamn picture about I'm dumbfounded

posted by luther70 at 05:01 PM on April 15

Baker motioned catcher Joe Mauer toward the mound. When Mauer arrived, he said, "Joe, my cup's down by my knee." Sounds like a pick up line in West Hollywood.

posted by commander cody at 05:05 PM on April 15

You'd like to have something in your pants hanging around your knees ... just not your cup "Gonna tie my pecker to my leg, to my leg, gonna tie my pecker to my leg!"

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:47 PM on April 15

Don't let your dingle-dangle dangle in the dirt...

posted by wingnut4life at 07:57 PM on April 15

My ding-a-ling...my ding-a-ling...I want you to play with my ding-a-ling..... Chuck Berry...1973

posted by commander cody at 11:37 PM on April 15

I was at that game and we are all sitting there going "what the fuck is going on?" At first I thought that he was injured but everyone (Mauer, Gardenhire, Baker) was laughing so I new it was okay at that point. It was a mystery for me, until today, as to what had happened. You couldn't see them laughing at first, because Baker puts his glove over his face/mouth and then starts talking to Mauer, and it did look like something serious until you could see everyone laughing. At that point where he left and went into the dugout my wife said: "maybe he has to go potty?"

posted by chris2sy at 11:42 PM on April 15

Must have been hilarious!

posted by commander cody at 11:49 PM on April 15

With the eyes of the world on you, it's kind of difficult to just reach in and grab it, you know Ian Chappell, former Australian cricket captain, once dropped his daks to adjust his 'protector' in the middle of the Adelaide Oval during a Test Match. But I guess no one was watching.

posted by owlhouse at 12:01 AM on April 16

No one was watching owlhouse.

posted by zane71 at 07:40 AM on April 16

Ian Chappell, former Australian cricket captain, once dropped his daks to adjust his 'protector' in the middle of the Adelaide Oval during a Test Match. I like watching cricket. I have no idea whatsoever what they're doing, but it looks like fun.

posted by commander cody at 12:36 AM on April 17

Sounds like a pick up line in West Hollywood Inspired (laughing till he cries)

posted by irunfromclones at 06:25 PM on April 17

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.