Update (7/17 at 9:30 a.m.): Jacob admits this was a hoax… disappointing.
Update (7/16 at 8:00 p.m.): Giancarlo Stanton is the man.
The result of Jordan Jacobson attempting to bare-hand a Giancarlo Stanton moon blast at last night’s home run derby was not pretty.
The pain was real but that might not be the worst part.
“It was extremely painful at first, then went numb after about 15 minutes,” Jacobson says. “It probably would have felt better if I would have gotten the ball.”
Numb, purple, and no trophy ball to show for it? Keep your unprotected limbs away from baseballs pulverized by Giancarlo Stanton.