We see such unfortunate events as this pop up from time to time throughout the league but last night it happened in the Twins game against the New York Mets.
An errant breaking ball breaks a little more than the pitcher and catcher expected. It hits the dirt short of the catcher's mitt and bounces up...right between the legs of the umpire...and it's a direct hit.
Twitter friend Paul Jarman sent this our way and holy smokes, nut cup or not there's no way that didn't sting a little bit! Check out the video in the player below and try not to cringe!