Important Bat-Flip Coverage: Dodgers Prospect Yasiel Puig

Puig Photo
Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig, flipping the bat even in his profile image.

In today’s sporting journalism, there is all manner of coverage: injury coverage, transaction coverage, rumors coverage, steroids coverage. “Where is all the bat-flip coverage, though?” one is inclined to ask. To which question, the author would like to whisper the answer (i.e. “NotGraphs”) softly into all of America’s respective ears. Given the wild expense of such a project, however, and the implications it might have in terms of violation of privacy, etc., allow me just to present the three following animated GIFs of Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig — all captured shamelessly and totally sans shame from Puig’s media page at

Including this footage of Puig flipping his bat with the Cuban national team:

Puig 1

And this other footage of him flipping the bat against Cleveland on March 3rd:

Puig 2c

And then doing it a third time, in this case on March 19th against Oakland:

Puig 3a

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Mr. Observant
Mr. Observant

This videographic evidence clearly establishes that Sr. Puig is a Manly He-Man amongst limp-wristed nancy boys. It’s that high release point, nearly above the ear-line, when the bat sails off to it’s wooden destiny that makes him so full of vigor and √©lan. A new champion for the youth. Smoke that, Fidel! Or Raul. Or whoever is in charge in Cuba.


I believe it’s Duane.