Pirates Home Run Teaches Young Fan A Valuable Lesson About Wearing A Cup

Bryan Brandom
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One young fan attended the Pirates‘ Sunday tilt with the Padres in a complete baseball uniform.

Well, almost complete.

Don’t forget your cup

He wore baseball pants, a cap, a glove, and what appears to be a camouflage Pirates jersey.

But he left out one crucial piece of the uniform, and it’d come back to haunt him after a Jordy Mercer bomb into the left field seats.

The game-tying home run bounced up off the stairs and caught our devoted young fan where a cup would have been had he decided to go all-out with his outfit. 

Apparently, no groin is safe when the Padres visit PNC Park.

In 2017, a Carlos Asuaje home run took a more painfully direct path to the crotch of a man who had every opportunity to protect his manhood, yet bafflingly took zero steps to interject.

Our young fan’s day would just get worse, as would Mercer’s.

Protecting a one-run lead in the ninth, the shortstop had a chance to turn a double play and get his team one out from victory.

Instead, he whipped the rock off second baseman Josh Harrison’s glove and into center field, allowing a run to score and setting up a big inning for San Diego, who’d win 8-5.

It was a day full of lessons for all wearing Pirates gear.