Oakland A's player Sean Murphy's buns are definitely not made of steel.
A slow-mo clip of the player taking a wild pitch to the backside during Monday night's game proves Murphy is a 'more bounce to the ounce' kind of guy. And it has Twitter captivated.
Buns of Steel could never.
Let's get into some context, shall we?
Murphy's Oakland A's played against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. The Rays starting pitcher was injured during the first inning forcing relief pitcher, Chris Mazza, into the game several innings (and hours) earlier than expected.
Mazza had little opportunity to warm up before entering the game; which can mean stiffer muscles, slower movement, and decreased ball control.
Mazza's first pitch—to Sean Murphy—was way off target... unless the target was Murphy, himself.
The pitch cut well into the batters box, and straight for Murphy's side. He could have moved out of the way, but instead chose to hold his ground and arch his back, letting the ball hit and bounce off of the side of his meatier rump/round region.
For you non-baseball fans out there, if the pitcher hits you, you get a free move. Murphy wasn't just taking bruise-inducing balls to the butt for fun.
At least not his fun, anyway. Twitter is having a blast.
Murphy is very aware that him being double cheeked up on a Monday evening is breaking the internet, and honestly he thinks it's hilarious. He talked about the hit-by-pitch and social media's reaction to it during a brief interview with NCS.
Murphy even congratulated the camera person for a great shot!
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We wish Murphy's likely-bruised badonkadonk a speedy recovery.