Yasiel Puig Flips Off Indians Fans After Blasting Home Run

by Jake Archer | Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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There are just some players in professional sports that can do anything and you won’t be that surprised at all. Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers is certainly one of those players. So when I heard that he flipped the bird to some Cleveland Indians fans as he rounded the bases after drilling a homer, I didn’t bat an eye. It just makes sense, and to be honest, it’s kind of hilarious.

I guess these Indians fans were giving it to Puig pretty good and he showed them what’s up by cranking a home run over the fence in the Dodgers 7-5 win. I don’t hate it because if fans are going to heckle players they should know that the player might come back at them. It may not have been the best look for Puig to throw up double middle fingers in front of kids at the park and watching on TV, but at least it wasn’t worse. All Puig did was make the fans pay by beating their team. He didn’t totally lose his cool or try to fight anyone. Good for him.

Will he get fined? Probably. Will he get suspended? Eh, I think that would be a bit much. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts seemed not to care too much as he laughed it off and said, “Are you sure it wasn’t the number one he was signaling?”

Puig has a history of getting in trouble for his behavior, but so far this season has been a quiet one for him. Now he’s back in the spotlight being Yasiel Puig and while we may be able to do without the obscenities, I love when Puig is being Puig. It just makes baseball, and the Dodgers in particular, more entertaining.

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Jake Archer
About the Author

Jake is a sports blogger with a passion for baseball and the Red Sox. He loves pitcher's duels, ballpark food and listening to games on the radio. He's got some strong opinions on things like pace-of-play, the DH rule and more. Follow him on Twitter at @jarcher04.







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