Great Moments in Pulling the Ball: Yasiel Puig


I’m not an athlete. Curling is my sport of choice. But there are times when one is curling that they feel they can do no wrong. Every shot is the perfect weight, you hit the broom every time, you are in the sweet spot of speed and pressure when you’re sweeping, etc.

Real athletes talk about these moments, too. They usually call it being “locked in” or “in the zone.” In these times, they can seemingly do whatever they wish within their game. They are masters of their destinies. Their limitations come only from their imaginations. For these fleeting times, they control their universe.

Yasiel Puigi Puig is* still controlling his universe. Here’s to him never stopping.

*Ed Note: while the very handsome editor appreciates David Temple’s attempt to suggest that Yasiel Puig could only be Italian, fact must triumph fiction in this particular case.

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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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  1. bdhudson says:


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  2. Damaso's Burnt Shirt says:

    Puigi’s mortal enemy Wario is not impressed.

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  3. laerm says:

    Just commenting to say that I am curling aficionado as well. Perhaps I will see you at a bonspiel some time, Mr Temple.

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  4. Resolution says:

    But what if Puig is just Anglicanized and he’s really Sicilian??

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