Begrudging Yasiel Puig Bat-Flip Coverage: Puig Flies Out

Puig Flip

It is manifestly the case that people who are shackled by responsibilities and whose lives are little more than a series of burdensome obligations, one upon the other — it’s manifestly the case that these sorts of people take pains, whenever possible, to inform other, different people whose lives aren’t conspicuously awful that “sometimes it’s necessary to do things in life that you don’t want to.”

Besides ending their sentences with prepositions all the time — itself an unattractive quality — these people commit another grievous error, as well, in supposing that their actions are somehow of any consequence in the world.

The present author harbors no such illusions. That said, he has made a half-promise to document for the public’s consideration as many instances of Yasiel Puig flipping his bat as is mostly convenient. Accordingly, the author has embedded here (above) an animated GIF of Yasiel Puig flipping his bat during a fifth-inning plate appearance tonight against Stephen Strasburg — and has embedded, moreover, the following screencap of Bryce Harper subsequently catching Puig’s batted-ball on the warning track of Nationals Park.

Puig Harper Catch

Credit to concerned citizen Bryan Rodda for bringing these events to the author’s attention.



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Simon
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Simon

You’ve grown quite unrigorous in your YP B-F Coverage, Mr. Cistulli. I expect better.

Short Season Ball
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Short Season Ball

Simon didn’t say “I’m rubber and you’re glue.”

dollarfiveo
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dollarfiveo

I’m sick of the biased media only covering bat flips in which the batter flips the bat behind them.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2013_07_19_tbamlb_tormlb_1&mode=video&content_id=28938209&tcid=vpp_copy_28938209

vikedawg
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vikedawg

that’s very very nice

Short Season Ball
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Short Season Ball

That is sickening!

jcxy
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jcxy

very satisfying

DominicanRepublican
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DominicanRepublican

For those of you who don’t own Puig…

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3v8cvy/

AlexandertheMeh
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AlexandertheMeh

Can anyone truly own Puig?

cass
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cass

No, they cannot. Yasiel Puig is a free man. The L.A. Dodgers own the rights to hire him to play professional baseball, but the man himself is free.

rousseau
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rousseau

man is born free, but is everywhere in chains

hamjenkinsIII
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hamjenkinsIII
mch38
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mch38

“A man chooses, a slave obeys”

-Andrew Ryan

Mr. Smooth
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Mr. Smooth

He just doesn’t want the bat boy to have to walk all the way to home plate. At least someone’s thinking of the children!

Bobby Higginson
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Bobby Higginson

The Nationals announcers got all butthurt about it

JFenn
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JFenn

Yeah, they were wrong to be offended by that grade-A dickhead behavior from a rookie. Puig went 0-4 in the game, as I recall.

joe
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joe

That so-called “bat-flip” and going 0-4 was hardly grade-A dickhead behavior. Cant even give it a grade.

Evan
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Evan

Puig isn’t as much of a dick head as that guy who plays left field for the Nats

Kumar
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Kumar

Seems like a lot of the attention Bryce Harper got was unwarranted, whereas there are already instances piling up of Puig dickheadery.

Nathan Shields
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Nathan Shields

As a man who loves to see a bat flip Mr. Cistulli, if I could bring your attention to Wil Myers home run yesterday against the Blue Jays in which he flipped his bat with much gusto, it would bring me happiness.

Oppo Taco
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Oppo Taco

Friend, the NotGraphs community always has your back. The lumber-twirling event you speak of has already been linked to in the comments above!

ljc
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ljc

“sometimes it’s necessary to do things in life that you don’t want to.”

Serious question: In this case, is the final “to” a preposition? I thought not, because it’s really just part of the infinitive “to do.”

Not-serious alternative possibility: Unless you are implying that sometimes, it’s necessary in life to do things to certain people, but the things are so horrible, that out of respect for the people to whom these things must be done, you have omitted their names?

The Foils
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The Foils

With all due respect to the author, for whom I have the highest respect, now that one Yasiel Puig is flipping his bat after walks, singles, doubles, and routine outs, I fear that you have become derelict in your chronicling.

Just the other night, he flipped his bat on a double, tossed his bat on a 3-0 pitch for strike one, and, most interestingly, failed to flip his bat on a later homerun.

Or so my memory tells me. But memory is a faulty thing, while gifs… well, gifs are forever.

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