Alert the Fun Police: Erisbel Arruebarrena says he's like Puig
Newly signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena says he plays similar to his Dodgers teammate Yasiel Puig in terms of "flair and emotion."
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:
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