Ongoing Yasiel Puig Coverage: Puig’s Fourth Home Run

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:

Ryu Fake Bunt

And this second one, for example, which clearly depicts Puig hitting a home run (in slow motion) on the very next pitch:

Puig HR Slow

And, finally, this one, in which Puig is captured performing a fucking delightful gentleman’s handshake with Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu:

Puig Ryu




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  1. Peanut says:

    I’m not gonna I lie, I might have soiled my pants just a bit when he hit that.

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  2. hamjenkinsIII says:

    All that bat flipping is fannin them SoCal wildfires

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  3. tj says:

    this kid has created some excellent baseball

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  4. jcxy says:

    These Puig updates are great.

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  5. Donald Trump says:

    Bo Jackson

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  6. Max G says:

    Note the guy in the tan cap in the audience in the first row to the far left of the screen. He has his binoculars out to analyze Puig’s swing, then puts them down when he sees him faking the bunt. Then, during the homer, he has his head down the whole time, missing the moment, perhaps writing nerdgraph notes about the velocity of Puig’s lateral fake-bunt toolsy agility. What a tool.

    I can’t wait for this kid to swipe a bag. Then we can start shouting at random people in the streets, “YASIELMANIA!!!!!!!” to usher in this new era of greatness…

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    • colonel says:

      that’s a really astute observation. i dare ask how long it took you to notice this though…

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    • joser says:

      He’s got the binoculars out because he’s checking out the silcone valleys scattered around Dodgers stadium. And, having found some, his attention then moves to his lap.

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  7. Damaso's Burnt Shirt says:

    That’ll do Puig. That’ll do.

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  8. Joe D. says:

    Some Puig.

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  9. Chris K says:

    What with his ancestry, I’m surprised there haven’t been more “Bay of Puigs” jokes.

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