Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s widely celebrated 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, critic William Kennedy wrote in the New York Times Book Review that it’s “the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race.” Approximately 460 years before Marquez’s novel, noted Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch finished his stirring triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Regarding both Marquez and Bosch, it’s probably fair to say that their respective legacies and influence will outlast Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig‘s. That said, it’s also fair to say that neither has hit four home runs in his last five games — especially not Bosch, who was inconveniently dead for over 300 years even before our sport was even invented.
In any case, Puig has clearly been influenced both by Marquez and by Bosch, as the following three animated GIF files illustrate.
Like this one, for example, of Paul Maholm‘s first pitch to Puig in the latter’s third plate appearance tonight — on which Puig gestured as though to bunt:
And this second one, for example, which clearly depicts Puig hitting a home run (in slow motion) on the very next pitch:
And, finally, this one, in which Puig is captured performing a fucking delightful gentleman’s handshake with Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu:
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