Since Yasiel Puig’s arrival in the big leagues last June, there have been a few constants that remain with him nearly one year later.
Puig continues to play with a controlled form of over-aggressiveness, which has led to one impressive catch after another, and the right fielder continues to flip his bat whenever he deems it appropriate, no matter the negative reaction it may illicit.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers trailing the Pittsburgh Pirates by one run in the sixth inning of Thursday’s game, Puig hit a shot off Gerrit Cole for a double to right-center and immediately flipped his bat.
Upon viewing the replay, Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully marveled at the heigh of Puig’s bat flip and offered his analysis:
I mean if you want to really learn how to flip the bat, here’s the maestro.”
Puig’s bat flips continued to be a hotly debated point and his doing it on hits that aren’t home runs has added fuel to the fire. While Puig has matured and grown in certain aspects of his game from last season, the bat flips appear to be a mainstay.
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