Here’s a made-for-blogs story. Though it has now been removed, the jockstrap of Kevin Youkilis was briefly posted on ebay earlier today. The description, courtesy of Red Sox Monster:

We’re offering this Game Used Athletic Supporter Worn by Red Sox 1st baseman Kevin Youkilis during the Red Sox 2007 World Championship Season. It shows great game use,has “20” written on it and came directly from the Red Sox Clubhouse. It will come with a COA issued by Sportsworld of Saugus, MA. We’re also listing many other Red Sox Game Used items from the 2007 Season and will combine on s/h for multiple purchases.

Can anyone tell me what the phrase “it shows great game use” means in relation to a jockstrap?

And considering how sweaty Kevin Youkilis gets just standing in the batter’s box, do I even want to know?

5 Responses to “Mystery of the jockstrap”

  1. The Braves’ staff has offered up some heroic starts over the years, but Morris’ game 7 gem is the finest single game performance by a pitcher in the postseason that I have ever witnessed.

  2. This is one throw-away item I feel VERY STRONGLY about.

    May I point out the last quote in the Herald piece, regarding how these people get their paws on the dirty undies?

    “But the big question is this: How does SportsWorld procure the Sox stars’ unmentionables?… at the end of the season, the Sox throw the stuff out and some enterprising Dumpster-diving Fenway employees retrieved it.”

    VOMIT. Lots of fake vomiting.

    As a public health professional, I absolutely cannot condone this market.

    Remember, folks: it’s okay to be an overly-emotional, hair-tearing, angsty Red Sox fan. It’s another thing entirely to plop down your hard-earned dough to buy their sweaty, germ-infested underoos.

    I’ll betcha there are some AWESOME ecosystems thriving in these items. Dirty underwear is a reservoir of a myriad of delightful infectious agents, and though I could list them here along with everything these buggies can do to you, but I WON’T, for YOUR SAKE.

    You’re welcome.

    So yeah. VOMIT.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    So “shows great game use” = “redolent with microorganisms”???

  4. Yeah, pretty much.

  5. Or it could mean that there are some pubes that have collected in the pouch.

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