Fransico Pena

A local Cardinals fan`s invention is hitting a home run with professional baseball teams across the country ever since Yadier Molina`s groin injury.

We told you the Cardinals reached out to the fan, inquiring about the ballistic cups he produces, to provide better protection for its players.

Not only are other teams taking note but the ballistic cup proved itself when Cardinals catcher Francisco Pena took a hit during Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

It was a hit we’ve seen in baseball all too often but we’ve never seen a reaction quite like Pena’s. He fell to the ground but got up almost immediately. His coach ran to him and then you saw Pena knock on his cup and laugh with the coach. 

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