VIDEO: Yasiel Puig's walkoff homer contains bat toss, slide into home
Yasiel Puig homered in the 11th to win it for the Dodgers. He flipped his bat and slid into home in celebration. Time to argue about "class!"
Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig is in the headlines again, this time with a walkoff homer in the 11th inning to top the Reds Sunday, meaning the Dodgers have won nine of 10 and hold a 2.5 game lead in the NL West.
The home run is getting extra attention due to Puig's bat flip and then slide into home plate. Here's the video footage:
Now, two camps come to mind.
Dodgers/Puig supporting camp: He's just having fun and celebrating a victory. Plus, sliding into home plate as he did carries considerably less injury risk than jumping onto home plate like many players do. Ask Kendrys Morales.
Fans with "Puig Fatigue" camp: I'm so sick and tired of hearing about this guy. The bat flip was classless and the slide just shows he's a young punk only looking for attention.
Personally, I think both the bat toss -- which was pretty similar to that of Wil Myers Sunday, by the way -- and the slide are harmless. He's an excited 22-year-old kid playing a game. Maybe sometimes we should remind ourselves as much from time to time.
Also of note: This "classless" player signed his jersey and threw to a kid after the game:
Though I doubt that'll do anything to sway the detractors.
Divide, argue and cast aspersions at will.
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