2022 catcher had the unfortunate happen with a standard cup. The boys are recovering but he is still tender and walking a bit funny. Several threads recommend the Nutty Buddy for the upgrade. I knew going in that it would be expensive. Are the $70 compression shorts necessary? I'm fine spending it if they are but it seems a bit pricey for compression shorts.
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Which cup was he using? This is what my son has been using for years. He's taken a few shots right to the junk and was fine.
Did you already buy the NuttyBuddy? Does it feel different when playing or running?
will you let someone kick you in the balls for 70? There ya go.
OMG! With that video, I think I've seen it all.
PS...JetsR71, I hope your son is feeling much better soon!
My son likes the nutty buddy better than anything else he's tried. Because the cup has a different shape than most it definitely works better with the matching shorts.
When I played a 100 years ago, we had metal cups. Playing in a game in the AABC World Series, Battle Creek, Mich, our SS field a hard line drive with his cup and the sound resonated. At the end of the inning he casually remove the cup and took a wood bat to pound out the “dent”.
the pitchers starred with fear. I could have sold cups for many $$$.
I was an outfielder in college. One summer ball game we didn’t have a first baseman. I made the mistake of saying I had played some first base in high school. A line shot hit the infield lip and didn’t come up where I expected. I turned around on my knees, puked, got up and continued. I never played first again.
My son played short without a cup from 7th grade through soph year of high school. I told him he was nuts. Or that he could end up wondering where they are.
I have been looking at the Diamond MMA cup for my son. The reviews look good, but interested if anyone here (or son's) have used it and want to give a review.
My kid tried the nuttybuddy several years ago. The "tail" piece was uncomfortable and the tragedy to follow was when he slid head first and that tail spiked his "taint" (sorry there is no acceptable alternative). The cup was retired
It was the one with a jock strap. I guess if your born after 1980 it may look and feel awkward, but he did wear his sliders over it, as if someone would see. He uses the shock doctor bioflex. I think it is fine and he had a "near miss" but was able to walk away.