I was an umpire for little league for a few summer of my life and at no point did I ever feel safe behind the plate with the small amount of protection that I was allotted.  I can’t even imagine the fear of god I would have  when pitchers are throwing 60MPH faster.  Below umpire John Hirschbeck gives a PSA on the importance of wearing cups.

[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf6P60F8QrM[/youtube]


via Deadspin