With the playoffs in full swing and history being rewritten every night, it’s hard not to notice how much of that history is recorded by television cameras. The field is blanketed by unblinking lenses, allowing us to live and relive each play from every possible angle. The downside is that somehow we still end up with quite a few of the infamous “adjustment” shots. Usually, it’s just a quick tap of the cup in one direction or the other but every once in a while the camera lingers as the guy in the on-deck circle really digs in and tries to find the optimal cup placement before strolling to the batter’s box.
The human eye is drawn to movement and I for one don’t feel guilty for staring at some dude’s crotch while he’s in full readjustment mode. It’s evolution. But it got me thinking. How often are people checking out the goods when the guy is just hanging out? Sure, no one’s ogling CC Sabathia but a guy like Ryan Braun has to have his fair share of admirers.
Luckily I didn’t have to settle for idle conjecture because I quickly came across this ground-breaking study from Cosmo for Guys. The video is especially enlightening:
Enjoy the playoffs. And pray that you don’t have to see CC adjusting himself. It would be pretty embarrassing to get caught on that crotch cam.