VIDEO: Yasiel Puig's walkoff homer contains bat toss, slide into home

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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.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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