This was one really foul ball. Baseball player Dan O’Reilly struck out pretty bad when he chose not to wear a cup during a game on Monday. The 17-year-old was pinch-hitting late in the game when he got into a pinch himself. The junior outfielder fouled a ball right into his crotch. It wasn’t pretty, as the below clip demonstrates. O’Reilly, a junior at Henry Sibley High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, said he had two strikes against him when he experienced the very painful blow to his family jewels. “I didn’t want to strike out looking,” O’Reilly said told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I got a pitch high and inside and just wanted to fight it off. Unfortunately, I fought it into the wrong spot.” Did he ever. O’Reilly wasn’t…
Matt Calvert left a decent amount of blood on the ice. Did it end his night? Heck, no. He's a hockey player. He was just getting started. Calvert, a forward for the surging Columbus Blue Jackets, was temporarily forced from Friday night's game after catching a slap shot off the stick of Rangers defenseman Nick Holden in the second period. Matt Calvert takes a slapshot to the face. Returns 30 stitches later to score the game-winning goal. Hockey. pic.twitter.com/VQ2rXzJP3N — Gino Hard (@Ginohard_) November 19, 2016 Source: Nydailynews.com
He tucked the phone into his waistband but it took just seconds of the first round for it to fall out and onto the canvas. A rather bemused looking referee then proceeded to pick the phone up and hand it back to Jones' corner. It didn't get much better for Jones who went on to be knocked out by his opponent - a result which leaves him with just two career wins to his name and five losses. Source: Mirror.co.
With the slowest week of sports upon us and no professional games being played, it’s been an agonizing few days. No football, no baseball, no hockey, no basketball … is this real life? Besides wiffle ball and Netflix, the only thing that has kept me sane is looking into unusual sports facts, so I’ve decided to reciprocate and share some to help you get through this trying time. Here is a list of 14 Fascinating Sports Facts You Might Not Know. Source: YouTube
Canadian gymnast Samantha Sendel has us hopping to our feet with this video that shows off her trampoline skills. Sendel, a trampoline gymnast based out of Toronto, is an alternate on Canada’s Olympic team, but her Instagram videos deserve some kind of medal on their own. The video above shows the 25-year-old flipping her way into a room through the window. That’s not the only amazing demonstration of her acrobatic abilities. Check out these moves. Window tricks #verticalzone #trampwall #junkbrands A video posted by Sam Sendel (@samanthasendel) on Nov 10, 2016 at 11:42am PST Huffingtonpost.com