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Old 07-23-2010, 11:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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For the record, he wasn't wearing a cup.

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But even after seeing how bad it looked, and knowing how incredibly horrible it felt, when the Tampa Bay Rays star left fielder was struck, well, there, by an errant pickoff throw early in Tuesday night's loss to the Orioles, Crawford insisted he has no plans to start wearing a protective cup when he returns to the field, possibly Friday in Cleveland.

"I'm just not going to wear a cup," Crawford said. "I just don't think that's going to happen again. It never happened in eight years, so I'm not going to worry about letting that one little incident make me change the way I do things. ... If it happens again, then it just happens again."

Crawford said he tried wearing one early in his career and found it too restrictive. "It pinches me when I run," he said. "I take off on a steal, I make diving catches, something can happen worse from wearing a cup."
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