Yasiel Puig Bat-Flip Coverage: Puig’s First Official Home Run

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Celebrated Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig has, like 15 minutes ago, officially hit his first official major-league home run. Because many of his previous home runs have been accompanied by what late New Yorker editor William Shakespeare would have described as “dramatic flourish,” the prospect of Puig’s first major-league home run has served as a matter of some interest.

Indeed, there’s little drama here. So far as the author can detect, there’s a suggestion of flip — much in the way that there’s a suggestion of red fruit in this delicious Malbec right here — although it’s also the case that Puig’s swing generally possesses recoil like this.

Are we disappointed? Perhaps. But not nearly as much as we’ll one day be in our children. Or in our children’s children. Or (especially) in our children’s children’s children.




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robertobeers
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robertobeers
2 years 11 months ago

This already needs to be updated.

robertobeers
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robertobeers
2 years 11 months ago

Talk about abundant dongs!

LTG
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LTG
2 years 11 months ago

I hope I’m dead before the birth of my children’s children’s children. Ahhh, happy thoughts.

jcxy
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jcxy
2 years 11 months ago

Does he have a nickname?

Peter 2
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Peter 2
2 years 11 months ago

Man Bear Puig

atoms
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atoms
2 years 11 months ago

I was going to say sparkpuig, but Peter 2 won it already.

Peter 2
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Peter 2
2 years 11 months ago
So many questions
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So many questions
2 years 11 months ago

I think this is the work of Chad Moriyama: https://twitter.com/ChadMoriyama/status/342152232982179840

Psychedelic
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Psychedelic
2 years 11 months ago

Man Bear Puig is brilliant.

phillies0100
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phillies0100
2 years 11 months ago

I like “The Paparazzi” from the Fantasy Focus.

DoubleJ
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DoubleJ
2 years 11 months ago

Puigueg

Porrige
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Porrige
2 years 11 months ago

Scouts said he had an 80 bat flip, and here I thought it was all hype

Well-Beered Englishman
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2 years 11 months ago

But what malbec was it? In my experience this is oft the fruitiest of red grapes.

David Ortiz
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David Ortiz
2 years 11 months ago

meh….

tz
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tz
2 years 11 months ago

Mattingly must have been pleased that Puig’s second homer barely had any flip to it (the trajectory was low and so Puig had to book it out of the box).

On a more important note, how the @#$@ do you pronounce Puig? It’s not your typical, easy-to-pronounce Cuban name like Chapman.

ARC_Troopa_Nate
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ARC_Troopa_Nate
2 years 11 months ago

PWEEG

2-4 with 2 bombs, not bad so far. He clearly has the talent and can produce at the big league level now, he just needs to mature a bit.

John
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John
2 years 11 months ago

Actually he was 3-5 with a deep double and two homers. Best analogy is a wild horse on a baseball field, do you really want to have that matured?

Psychedelic
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Psychedelic
2 years 11 months ago

Ya if he can mature and grow as a major leaguer he will be great. It’s going to be fun watching him these next years

P. Dow
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P. Dow
2 years 11 months ago

I think it’s safe to say he knew his bat flips were sub-par…clearly why he came to the dugout steps for extended applause after each home run.

Mario Mendoza
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Mario Mendoza
2 years 11 months ago

Nothing to do with his teammates pushing him there.

Aaron Gleason
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Aaron Gleason
2 years 11 months ago

The Real Deal Yasiel. thats what i call him. Or Bay of Puigs.

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