By now, you've read about Adrian Beltre's injury and the fact that he never wore a protective cup, despite playing third base and playing Major League Baseball.
Asked if anything could be learned from Beltre's injury, manager Don Wakamatsu was emphatic: "Wear a cup."
No, they're not comfortable. And plenty of players over the years have gotten by without wearing one.
Remember Josias Manzanillo? He pitched for Seattle in 1997, and may be best remembered not for his fastball - which was formidible - but for the line drive he didn't catch.
Rather, it caught him. On the mound, in the groin, and wound up costing him a cajone.
Teammates like Jay Buhner were sympathetic - hanging a pair of cantalopes in Manzanillo's cubicle when he returned from the hospital.
So consider this a public service message. Always wear your cup. If you want to be neutered, there are easier ways.