Coming into the series with the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angeles Dodgers had dropped five straight and eight in a row on the road.
Three days later and the Dodgers have a sweep and head into a homestand that will bring the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants to Dodger Stadium. Even so, the Dodger players didn’t overthink the losing streak, although Clayton Kershaw was hoping a sense of urgency would be sparked.
During the second game of the three-game series with the Reds, the cameras caught a candid moment between right fielder Yasiel Puig and one of the newest Dodgers, starting pitcher Alex Wood. The song “Macarena” blared over the speakers at the Great American Ball Park and the teammates began to perform the dance accompanied with the song (via Ryan Walton):
Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood doing the Macarena. pic.twitter.com/hMigXMJqWD
— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonMLB) August 27, 2015
The song by Los Del Rio became popular in the mid-1990s along with the dance.
It was a warm moment for Puig, who has come under scrutiny for being a bad teammate in the past year. One teammate even went as far as saying a potential trade involving Puig would be “addition by subtraction”. Reports this season said the 24-year-old outfielder was working on becoming a better teammate.
With the final month of the season approaching, the Dodgers will need all the good vibes they can get to help them clinch a third straight NL West title.