HARROWING VIDEO: Tigers' Alex Avila takes foul ball off the biscuits

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In the course of Sunday night's Tigers-Red Sox tilt -- a 6-2 win for Detroit -- events conspired to make this happen to Tigers catcher Alex Avila ... 

At this point you'll note that the headline told no tales: that's a foul ball to the biscuits/rascal basket. That was presumably painful. Because he is a catcher and thus necessarily stalwart, Avila remained in the game, whereas I would've dropped in a heap and whimpered for general anesthesia and or the sweet release of death. 

I'm sure the presumable use of a protective cup helped, but consider that cold comfort at best. 

(Wink of CBS eye: Big League Stew)

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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