Baseball fans and Dodger Nation alike were sitting at the edge of their seats as the Cuban sensation, Yasiel Puig, came up to bat during his turn at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Certainly aware of the Dodgers history in the event, Puig hoped to change the clubs fortunes by competing and winning it this year. Unfortunately, the ghost that have haunted Dodger players refused to go away. Yasiel Puig threw up a bunch of goose eggs yesterday - no doubt, to the joy of millions.
Was Puig embarrased by his performance?
Via Bill Shaikin at The LA Times:
"No, not at all," he said. "It's my first All-Star game. I came here to have fun."And, he did have fun. Lots of it. After his turn you could see and hear him fooling around with other Major League Stars throughout the evening.
Of course, his apparent ambivalence to his performance wouldn't stop the hucksters from making fun of his poor showing. Check out some funny stabs at Puig's expense below.
I saw the below Simpson's reference from Joe Doyle on Fancred.
|(captured from fancred)|
And, how about this one from @MLBMeme on twitter:
Poor Yasiel Puig. Not even juan. @JPBeastMode pic.twitter.com/CRxgXfDZ6I
— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) July 15, 2014
How about this comment from @bittergiantsfan on twitter:
In high school Spanish, I learned that ‘zero’ was ‘cero’… Tonight, I learned cero is really pronounced ‘Puig’ #HRDerby
— BitterGiantsFan (@bittergiantsfan) July 15, 2014
There are no doubt more of them, so if you run across something hilarious please let me know.
Both photos at top via Jon SooHoo at the Dodger Photog Blog:
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