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April 19, 2007
Jetboy
62 posts
I've got a man problem
I wouldn't think of playing the infield without a cup but I get a terrible chaffing problem 'down there'. Any ideas on a comfortable jock/cup combination?
April 20, 2007
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
Two rubber bands and a walnut shell. lol
April 20, 2007
Gene22
Men's 55
78 posts
Jetboy:

Some compression/sliding pants (McDavid) have a pocket to insert a cup on the outside and use a cup with a padded edge. I use a thimble and some rubber cement.
LOL

Gene D. Riddlebaugh
Ohio Silverado #22
Dayton, Ohio
April 20, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2641 posts
My cup doesn't irritate me at all. Maybe that's because I leave it at home in my dresser!
Seriously, two years ago I was determined to use one but I never felt "comfortable".
April 20, 2007
terrymac
46 posts
Wearing a cup is a really good idea.. At our age things dont grow back. Seems odd that Gary 19 didnt have an opinion on this one. Terry Ohio Silverados.
April 20, 2007
Bolivar66
42 posts
BABY POWDER
April 20, 2007
DMac
Men's 60
185 posts
As the father of a four year old son and a one year old daughter, getting hit in the nuts might not be a bad idea.
April 20, 2007
terrymac
46 posts
Gary 19 I think May 14th is the starting date. The guys play as often as they can. I will be with the older guys in the mornings this year! Good luck Terry Ohio Silverados
April 20, 2007
Jetboy
62 posts
Do some of us here have trouble staying on subject?
April 20, 2007
Jetboy
62 posts
Well there were 2 serious suggestions and for that I am greatful.
April 20, 2007
terrymac
46 posts
Jetboy All kidding aside, with the problem you have, Jusy wear compression shorts with your jock over the outside. Works well. Terry Ohio Silverados
April 21, 2007
18mike
Men's 55
23 posts
Don't blame you for wanting to wear a cup...I do as well when I play the infield.
Bike makes several models that may work for you.
They have 2 styles of compression shorts with cup pockets and 3 styles of sliding shorts with cup pockets.
Their new Proflex Max cup is very comfortable.
Also, as someone else mentioned, a little baby powder doesn't hurt either.
April 21, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts
I walk a little bow leged with you!! I have tried everything and have the same problem. I ended up just putting it in place in my compression shorts when I take the field and take it out in the dug out when we come in to bat for hitting and pitch running.
April 22, 2007
Jetboy
62 posts
I had practice tonight and tried one of ideas suggested here. I did the compression shorts with the traditional jock and cup over that. I didn't have any problem with the chaffing, the cup didn't feel real secure though. I kept having to pull it down to have 'coverage'.
April 22, 2007
DMac
Men's 60
185 posts
Jetboy,
Why don't you think about playing the outfield? There are really nice people out there. We have great conversations, the temperature is usually a lot cooler than it is in the infield, and we don't have to think because the infielders always tell us where to play. The best part is that if something is hit really hard, we have plenty of time to get out of the way. Seriously, you don't need a cup in the outfield. I do wear a supporter with the compartment for a cup, but I use it to store snacks for the open innings.
April 23, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2641 posts
DMAC, you forgot another advantage of playing the outfiled, your socks don't get nearly as dirty as when playing the infield!
April 23, 2007
DMac
Men's 60
185 posts
You wear socks?
April 24, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2641 posts
What? are socks a Georgia thing? I have always thought that no socks was a Georgia thing. :)
April 25, 2007
Jetboy
62 posts
I did a little more field reserch at practice last night. I tried the compression shorts with the cup pocket. No chaffing but the cup never seems like it's in the right place so I'm constantly adjusting it.
May 8, 2007
Jetboy
62 posts
I think I found the solution in tonight's double header opening game of the season. I started with a compression short, put on my cup and jock and then put another pair of compression shorts over the top of that. No chaffing and the cup finally felt secure. One little problem, with all these layers on I felt like a menu item from Taco Bell. Get your 4 layer Sausage stuffed burrito at my next game.
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