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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Catcher John Buck Breaks His Second NuttyBuddy Cup of the Season

They say that a dog is man’s best friend. For a baseball catcher, it’s a cup that is his most valuable possession. Marlins catcher John Buck switched to the NuttyBuddy (great name) cup last year in Toronto after breaking one of his old ones.

Buck broke one cup earlier in the season after a curveball from Josh Johnson bounced and hit him in the groin (pictured above). He cracked his second cup of the season Saturday night on a Chris Carpenter fouled bunt attempt. How bad was it?

“I felt like I was gona throw up. That hurt really bad,” he said.

Unlike last time when he missed the next game, Buck says he was available to catch Sunday. The Marlins went with Brett Hayes behind the dish in their 8-4 loss to the Cardinals, so Buck was spared. If he breaks one more, they may have to start a Tin Cup Fan Club in his honor.

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