the scratchin' thing

Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by dannymawg, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. dannymawg

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    We've all seen it in baseball - the adjust/scratchin' the crotch thing. Funny thing is, you don't see nearly as much of it in other sports. I realize it's probably the cups, but hockey and football players wear 'em too... and they don't seem to be constantly hunting for crabs?

    Seems to me that either 1) it's become more prevalent in recent times (check some rap video), or 2) I'm just now becoming more aware of it. [Probably the latter, D :rolleyes:]

    It could also be argued that crotchgrabbin' is a machismo reflex. But this can't mean every guy playin' pocket pool or doing a pinch-n-roll is advertising, does it? Is my gaydar that bad? I've been in some work situations where it happened a lot, and wonder just what did I pass up (passed up because it was, well... work).

    I know full well of what it's like having to manage the frank & beans, but when I'm in line at the beef joint and the two guys in front of me have been talkin' shit and grabbing themselves at the end of each sentence for the last few minutes, I gotta wonder: are either of these guys hung enough to warrant this? Do that many guys have crabs? You know, my left nut is sticking to my leg too...
     
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    Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?...

    Anyone? Anyone? Voodoo economics. Voodoo economics.
     
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    I very rarely grab myself-- maybe most guys need to powder themselves a bit
     
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    I find that I get "itchy" if I shave my testicles without some sort of moisturizing shaving cream.
     
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    Maybe they have jock itch. I know when I wore a cup, my scrotum would stick out the sides, and the skin would get pinched. The dude on here whose dad told him to jock it, then cup it, was so fortunate. Maybe the guys in line have a fungus or need to switch the kind of underwear they use. I cannot wear boxers out in the heat of our summer. My balls and dong stick to my leg or worse my butt.
     
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    Yea, I find that "Macho" guys do that alot.
    Apparently it's something they need to do to re-assure themselves or something.
    I asked a guy at work about that one time. He was well hung, and had a wiery bush. "Why do you keep itching yourself"
    He just made a smart ass reply... So Who knows.

    I find it rude really. If your talking to someone, and then grab yourself, grope and continue the conversation like nothing happened... eww.
    I normally say "What, I gotta call you itchy scratchy?"

    I adjust too, moreso due to uncomfortable underwear, but it's away from peoples view if possible, or I try to do it in a somewhat polite way if people are about.
     
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    Here's an example that might clarify: not like I'm a Cubs fan or anything, but I do live here and can't help to watch/go to a game once in a while.

    So sometime during the summer, in my unemployedness I'm parked on the couch with a beer at 3 pm on a weekday and I'm watching Carlos Zambrano pitch. Big mofo - 6'5", ~250#, so I'm havin a good time :biggrin1: . But it seems that, as compared to standard MLB camera work on other players, they never show El Toro from the waist up on the TV. It looked to me like he hikes his package a little too much, in between and before every pitch. OK, so he's a big guy and maybe the uniform is a bit constraining. An overt intimidation-on-the-mound tool? Is this something I'm missing in baseball?

    Another example: without too much detail, I meet a guy on the job. A perfect stranger except for one visit I've made to his place of employment in the past. Upon first eye contact on the second visit (where we're alone as compared to the first visit, where there were other guys), his hand is kneading the front of his jeans the entire time we're doing business, except when he needed the hand to sign for the delivery. Now, is this baiting? Having someone do this in a known cruise area pretty much means one thing, but on the job? As much as I would have loved to pursue him, I still feel compelled to abide by conservative Midwest blue-collar conduct and not approach co-workers/clients/customers etc.

    Or am I just being really fucking dense about gaydar? :redface:
     
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    i think for a lot of them it's just a nervous habit...

    when i play baseball in a summer league, i wear a strap and cup. i am small when i'm soft, but have larger, lower hanging balls. either the hair on my nuts or part of my nut sack gets pinched by the cup, so i have to adjust. it's gotta be done, and it seems as though it's "socially acceptable" to do it openly on the baseball diamond, so i have at it. just my experience.
     
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    First of all, let me say that I think it is completely rude and inappropriate to do that in public.

    Secondly, as ashamedly hypocritical of me as it is, I also find it to be really hot- especially when baseball players do it (probably because of their cups). Does anyone know where I can find some nice pics or vids of this? ;)
     
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    I have a friend that scratches or touches his dick like every five minutes. I think that he's afraid it will go away and he's making sure it's still there. :biggrin1:
     
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    I don't have a problem with it, but if it goes on a lil too much then it could be an issue but I try to not do that in front of women since they may take it the wrong way. I usually prefer to just put my hand right down the front and do what I must........that's a whole other subject hehehe.


    Oh and after I reach down in there I usually like to smell my hand LOL i'm horrible but I love my smell what can I say..
     
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    i always thought that public crotch adjustments were the natural right of all men, like pissing while standing-up. of course one musn't scare the horses or make it rude.
     
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    Start with http://gralls.goalie.cx/ And agreed, it can be hot. But it occurs in a stadium in front of thousands with many more watching at home. And baseball is where it's the most excessive. Do footy or rugby players do this? [think I have some pics somewhere...]

    Therein lies the question - when does this become excessive? Every five minutes sounds kinda hot, actually - and I can readily understand the need for the occasional hike/adjustment, or for emphasis in conversation - "Hey, I slipped the [hike] hot beef injection to the wifey last night, so I'm in a good mood and you can have the afternoon off" - but every 30 seconds? No wonder the Cubs never win - the pitching staff is too busy adjusting themselves :biggrin1:

    The Mary Catherine Gallager move. Nasty :biggrin1: Just be sure to wash yer hands before diggin back into the box of Dunkin Donuts Munchkins, please...

    I like your logic. Heh... "scare the horses" :biggrin1:

    I guess it boils down to the overall class/decorum of the scratcher... you know - knowing what fork to use, how to tie a double Windsor, when/where/how much/who in front of to scratch...
     
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