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Marlins' Buck a NuttyBuddy believer

Posted on: August 7, 2011 1:27 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

You've seen the video… and if you haven't, well, you must:

The NuttyBuddy may be able to take a direct shot from a pitching machine, but Marlins catcher John Buck says he's broken two this year alone. That said, a broken piece of plastic is better than a broken... well, a ball to the... OK, you know... 

Saturday night, Chris Carpenter fouled off a bunt attempt in the sixth inning of the Cardinals' 2-1 victory that bounced off the ground and straight up into Buck's… NuttyBuddy.


"I felt like I was gonna throw up," Buck told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. "That hurt really bad."

Yeah. I bet.

Buck didn't realize the cup cracked until he was talking to reporters before Sunday's game and noticed a crack.

"Broken cup number two," he said.

He also broke a cup in May in Cincinnati when he was hit by a Josh Johnson fastball -- Johnson signed the cup and Buck put it in his trophy room.

Buck stayed in the game Saturday, but is getting a regularly scheduled day off Sunday.

After May's incident, Buck was still a fan of the NuttyBuddy -- "I think it saved me [in May]," Buck told Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post days after the first incident. He said after he got his cup broken last year when a member of the Blue Jays, their clubhouse guy said Rod Barajas used the NuttyBuddy and suggested Buck try it.

Now Buck's a believer. And a survivor.

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