Fresh off being signed to a five-year, $25 million deal by the Dodgers, Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarrena reported to Dodgers camp Thursday. And I'm afraid I have some bad news for those who prefer baseball players go about their craft devoid of emotion: Arruebarrena says he's just like Puig.
Arruebarrena, a 23-year-old shortstop, said he plays with the same flair and emotion as Yasiel Puig, his childhood friend from Cuba.
“That's typical of Latinos,” Arruebarrena said.
As a reminder of things that anger the Fun Police, here are a two Puig clips from last year:
Look at him enjoying himself and being excited when his team does well. The horror.
Also, in all honesty, I was posting those video clips more because they're awesome and less as a reminder of Puig's so-called antics -- which are more than familiar to even casual baseball fans at this point.
And for those interested, here's Erisbel in his new duds: