Giancarlo Stanton home run leaves fan’s hand swollen and nasty


The Home Run Derby is the only event of the MLB season where the outfield bleachers are the best seats in the house. You know a home run ball is coming your way at some point, you just have to be willing to make a play on it. Jordan Jacobson did just that, and his hand paid the price.

On Monday night, Jacobson got his hand on one of the Giancarlo Stanton home runs that didn’t travel over 500 feet and almost leave Target Field. He was left with a swollen mess and no souvenir.

“It was extremely painful at first, then went numb after about 15 minutes,” Jacobson told Page Q Sports. “It probably would have felt better if I would have gotten the ball.”

We know grown men bringing gloves to the ballpark is frowned upon, but it would be slightly more acceptible if it’s the Home Run Derby and you’re in Stanton’s path of destruction. Jacobson knows that for next time.

UPDATE: As it turns out, Jacobson actually has a birth defect and did not try to catch a Stanton homer. He admitted on Twitter Thursday morning that he was lying.

H/T Deadspin

Surfer gets nasty shark bite on his hand


Carson Jewell was body surfing off the coast of North Carolina on Saturday when he felt some pressure on his hand. Thankfully, it didn’t hurt when a shark was mangling the 32-year-old’s flipper.

As Jewell told WWAY, he saw a fin sticking out of the water 30 minutes before he was attacked. Rather than taking that as a sign that he should get out of the water, he ignored it and kept catching waves.

“My hand was out, and the next thing I know there was pressure and really rough,” Jewell explained. “It didn’t feel rough. Just felt like I knew exactly what was happening. It didn’t hurt. When I stood up I could feel the body of the shark hitting my legs. It had me no more than two seconds, and there was no time to react, to think about it, or to do anything heroic.”

Jewell remained calm and had some of his friends use a surfboard leash to tie a tourniquet around his hand and slow the bleeding. He was then able to walk to the backside of Masonboro Island, where the attack took place, and was later treated and released from the hospital.

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Javier Mascherano tore his anus during Argentina win


Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else happened?

He tore his anus.

Mascherano, who seemed embarrassed, told reporters about the unfortunate injury after the game.

“I do not want to be rude,” he said, as translated by SB Nation. “I tore the anus that play, so the pain…”

Unfortunately, Mascherano is not the first athlete we have featured on LBS that tore his anus. A popular wrestler suffered the same injury last year. The important thing is Argentina is going to the World Cup final. Imagine tearing your anus and losing?

The play where the injury may have occurred can be seen here

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Uriah Hall toe picture is nasty – he fought through broken digit and won

Uriah Hall toe censored

Uriah Hall suffered a broken toe in his fight with Thiago Santos at UFC 175 on Saturday in Las Vegas, but it didn’t stop him from competing and winning.

Between rounds, cameras showed Hall’s foot, and you can see that nasty picture of his broken toe. That magic digit went from facing straight to taking a right turn to pain town.

Here’s an uncensored look at it:

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Thomas Muller bloodied on final play against Ghana


If you want to know what type of match Germany and Ghana played on Saturday afternoon, just look at Thomas Muller’s face. The German forward was bloodied on the final play of the 2-2 draw after taking a shoulder to the head on a free kick.

Germany had one final chance to win the game in stoppage time, and Muller paid the price as Ghana was desperately trying to clear the ball out to preserve the tie. Ghana defender John Boye headed the ball out out of harm’s way while Muller was trying to make a play on it. Boye’s shoulder nailed Muller above the right eye, leaving him with a nasty cut.

Muller received medical attention on the field for a few minutes after the match, and Germany later announced that he was “uninjured.” We’re guessing that means Muller avoided a concussion, because he was clearly injured on some level.

Photo via @cjzero
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Reporter Dustin Long breaks ankle while interviewing Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dustin-LongAnyone who tells you sports reporting is not a dangerous job has never met Dustin Long. On Friday, the Motor Racing Network reporter broke his ankle while interviewing Dale Earnhardt Jr.

And this was no minor injury. Long’s Twitter page indicates that he kept doing his job after suffering the break, but we have no idea how he was even getting around. He later saw the doctor for an X-ray and shared a photo of his ankle, which was swollen to about the size of a grapefruit.

Long was still able to take down all of Dale Jr.’s comments and write his story. He also grabbed his crutches and got back to work on Sunday at the Pocono 400.

Give this man a raise.

Daniel Robertson fractures face in collision with Alex Rios (GIF)

Daniel-Robertson-Alex-Rios-collisionTexas Rangers outfielder Daniel Robertson suffered a fractured cheekbone on Thursday after he collided with Alex Rios’ knee while trying to make a play on a ball that was falling between right and center field. Robertson went into a dive while Rios went into a slide, and the 28-year-old rookie’s face paid the price.

As you can see, Robertson’s face hit Rios’ knee so hard his gum went flying out of his mouth. He laid motionless on the grass for a minute or so before being helped up by his teammates.

“It was a hard play, a hustle play and we were both going after it,” Robertson said, via Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News. “There were so many people, it was so hard to hear. It was just bad luck. I know it looked scary and I heard the gum went pretty far.

“There is no finger pointing or anything like that. I hope to be back in there in a couple of days.”

Robertson also added that he would approach the play the same way 10 times out of 10. Fortunately, he showed no signs of a concussion after being removed from the game.

GIF via Big League Stew