There’s a lot that can be said about Yasiel Puig. He’s talented. He drives really fast. Sometimes he shows up late for pregame practice. His face looks kind of squishy. He’s a lightning rod. All of the above are true, and now we can add another thing to that list: He’s a pretty incredible bat flipper.
Last week against the Marlins, Puig hit a towering home run that was presumably fueled by all of the Cuban food that South Beach had to offer. But, no one really noticed the home run. What people noticed, was this:
Say what you will about the unwritten rules of baseball, that bat flip was fantastic. So fantastic in fact, that it seems that Puig is running with the whole bat flip idea. Running with it with so much devotion, that he’ll bat flip whenever he damn well pleases.
Even during a routine flyout to center.
I am not the world’s biggest Puig fan, in fact, I think the Dodgers should seriously look into trading him. But I am all for bat flips, even bat flips on foul balls. So, keep flipping that bat, Yasiel. Maybe one day you’ll have that looks this incredible:
Dare to dream, Yasiel. Dare to dream.