What If An Ump Taught Yasiel Puig How To Bat Flip?

It’s hot where I am right now, really hot, so let me do something fun and silly and lightweight here. Who doesn’t love Yasiel Puig bat flips, right? Literally no one*.  Via Deadspin, it turns out that extends to MLB The Show, where if you “hold onto the ball on the mound and leave the game unpaused for more than 30 seconds,” the umpire will actually take Puig’s bat away from him and show him the proper way to bat flip, which I suppose is the kind that won’t annoy Brian McCann or something. Either way, this is awesome, and I would give every dollar I have for this to happen in real life.

*No one cool or worth mentioning.


About

Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13) about the Dodgers at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, which was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly. He can currently be found writing multiple times per week at FanGraphs and ESPN, has been a producer and editor for Sports on Earth, and built The Hardball Times. He lives in New York City and will probably be asleep or on vacation when awesome things happen.


136 comments
BlueMarvin
BlueMarvin

At a Dr appt now (waiting room) but saw the Ethier RBIs and figured I should post here to accept any grief due me at this time.

P_F_P
P_F_P

It was nice of the Dodgers to go on that amazing run to the top of the NL West and help us forget that the front office and training staff are still full of stupid assholes.

Dang88
Dang88

HOT TAMALE haha JK it's just warm

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

so hanley can't run. discuss the repeated using of him as a PH

ABSmileBunch
ABSmileBunch

Are there any highly sought after international FA's that we should watch out/hope for?

Crushinator (Bender lover)
Crushinator (Bender lover)

Someone needs to make a poster Yasiel Puig or: How I stopped worrying and learned to love the bat flip.

PasadenaDodger
PasadenaDodger

Mike, 

giants fans are neither cool (except to themselves) or worth mentioning. So forgive me for mentioning that I'm surrounded by them. I can say unequivocally that they hate everything about our Puig, especially the bat flip.

ABSmileBunch
ABSmileBunch

Is Puig playing against the cardinals in that video? What if this phenomenon only happens when he's playing against teams the play 'the right way' that would make it about 100X more awesome than it already is.

moneynow27
moneynow27

@P_F_P


Injuries are part of the game....I don't understand your point about the training staff.

P_F_P
P_F_P

@PasadenaDodger VND would argue that literally every Giant fan who lives in the city of San Francisco is a calm, rational, intelligent person who is also polite, and that it's only Giant fans who live outside the city who are dicks.

P_F_P
P_F_P

@Mike Petriello Jose Calderon's only 16? No wonder his last few NBA seasons have been shoddy

Dave! (but probably Justin Turner, maybe)
Dave! (but probably Justin Turner, maybe)

@moneynow27  @P_F_P Injuries are part of the game, but the Dodgers do a terrible job of managing them. The Dodgers are near the top of the list of "Days lost to DL" rankings every year, and that obviously doesn't take into account all the days lost to injured, but not on the DL (like Hanley right now). The Dodgers also seem to have a huge problem with players coming back too soon and re-injuring themselves (like Uribe before his recent DL stint), taking much longer to recover than originally estimated (like Crawford right now), mis-diagnosing injuries (like Billingsley's flexor tendon troubles), and generally making dumb injury-related decisions (like Billingsley being allowed to pitch with a torn UCL last year or signing Jason Schmidt despite horrible medical reports on his shoulder).

P_F_P
P_F_P

@steelmohawk @P_F_P Still don't completely trust Ned/we still have at least three contracts that would rank among the worst in baseball (CC, Ethier, Gonzo, you could probably talk someone into putting Wilson on there too)

moneynow27
moneynow27

@P_F_P @moneynow27


We all talked about this yesterday.  In spite of what others may think, Hanley has a say in what happens to him.  The team can only react to how he feels, responds to treatment, diagnostic tests, etc.   At the end of the day, Hanley has to agree to go on the DL....

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@P_F_P @moneynow27 how about rushing uribe back from hamstring injury? was that bad?


or how about rushing kemp back from hamstring injury 2 years ago? having kemp play on a fractured ankle for 3 weeks?

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

@moneynow27  @P_F_P well no. no he does not. i said it is likely that he's a part of the convo, and may be manipulating it, he does not have to like it. they could just do it.