The Dodgers decimated the Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 on Thursday night in Wrigley Field to clinch the NL pennant and move on to the World Series for the first time since 1988. In the midst of the celebration, there were bound to be some fun discussions. Like, say, why does right fielder and incredibly-fun all-around player Yasiel Puig lick his bat? 

MLB: NLDS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks
Yasiel Puig has gotten in the habit of licking his bat. USATSI

See? He's licking his weapon of choice. But why? 

I will never, ever begrudge a baseball player for anything like this. And you know what? Puig's bat is paying him back and then some this postseason. He's hitting .414/.514/.655. 

You do you and lick away, Yasiel. To each his own, especially when it's paying these sort of dividends.