Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has had a very busy offseason thus far. He’s played paintball with Joc Pederson, he’s taken in not one but two Los Angeles Lakers games, and now he’s rode around the city in a helicopter. So, yeah, he’s done some things.
On Monday, Puig was able to ride around the city of Los Angeles in a helicopter. Why? Well, he’s Yasiel Puig and he gets to do whatever Yasiel Puig wants to do. The helicopter ride went all over the city, so it was pretty cool to see Puig document it with pictures on Instagram.
From Yasiel Puig’s (@yasielpuig) official Instagram account:
It’s like that scene out of Die Hard where the FBI agents ride on the helicopter before landing in the parking lot at Nakatomi Plaza (which is really Fox Plaza). Also, sweet sunglasses.
This wasn’t the only picture Puig took, though. He had this majestic shot that he took with his camera phone.
This really might be one of the best camera phone pictures of all-time. From the way the sky looks to the lights being slowly lit up down near LA Live, this picture has it all. Riding around in a helicopter and going sightseeing is pretty fun. We should all do it sometime.
The 2016 season gets underway when pitchers and catchers report for spring training on February 19th. Position players will report on the 24th, and full camp begins on the 25th. No word on whether or not Puig will ride into Arizona in a helicopter, but nothing would shock us at this point.
Puig himself is looking to rebound from a disastrous and tumultuous 2015 season, so 2016 is going to be a big year for his progression and future.
All he could do this offseason was try to limit the negative headlines and distractions, which, aside from that Miami nightclub incident (which was reportedly blown out of proportion), there isn’t much even his most fervent detractors can point to.