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Livan Hernandez Has Some Strange Hobbies



    Sometimes, stories are brought to our attention that don't need further commentary. This tale about Nationals starter Livan Hernandez is one of them.

    From the Wall Street Journal:

    Pitcher Livan Hernandez became something of a sadistic benefactor when he arrived in Arizona in 2006. Motuzas said Hernandez once paid him $3,000 to drink a gallon of milk in 12 minutes. The two also hammered out a deal that permitted Hernandez to punch Motuzas in the groin for $50 a pop whenever he felt the urge. Motuzas would receive a $300 bonus after every 10th punch."

    Things got really interesting one season when Hernandez got his hands on some rubber nunchucks. ("A gift from a fan," former Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb said.) Hernandez, who now pitches for the Washington Nationals, would put them to use now and then by blindfolding Motuzas. "And then he'd come up and whip the s--- out of me," said Motuzas, who was compensated for this, as well. "That was just his thing. Great guy, though."

    No word on whether those nunchucks made the trip with him to Washington.

    via the Bog

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