Yasiel Puig hits a walk-off home run against my favorite team to give the Dodgers a 1-0 win in extra innings, and he slides into home plate feet first to the arms of his awaiting teammates. I should hate this guy with every inch of my soul. But I don’t.
Puig is quickly becoming one of my favorite non-Reds players in baseball. He’s a flashy Cuban with a killer instinct that is too dumb to be fearless and too cocky to ever think he’s going to fail. The game is not too big for him. I think he’s going to be one of those few athletes in baseball who makes his arrogance work in his favor.
Here’s that walk-off that just went down at Chavez Ravine:
And there’s this, so you can get a good look at the bat flip. Curtis Partch never knew what hit him.
Manny-esque. This guy was meant to play near Hollywood. The Wild Horse. Indeed.