If there’s a fight during a professional baseball game, someway, somehow, Yasiel Puig is gonna end up in the thick of it.
It’s still crazy to think about how Puig was the face of baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers less than a decade ago, and seemingly disappeared out of thin air after a few seasons with lingering injuries.
The man was known for his ability to hit absolute tanks, along with his incredible outfield abilities. Sure, the guy might’ve been a hot head and would pick fights with a guy for saying “hello” to him the wrong way, but he was hella entertaining, and he always made for great TV whenever you tuned into a Dodgers game.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve wondered what happened to the guy, as he went from a star in the league, to out of the league about as quickly as he made a splash. Well, today I found my answers, as he’s currently playing for the Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.
And how do I know this? Because ol’ Puig is going viral once again for doing what he loves to do… and that’s fighting.
Last night the Tiburones de La Guaira were taking on the Cardenales de Lara in game two of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League Winter League finals. The game was tied in the eighth inning, when Tiburones shortstop Maikel Garcia hit a tie-breaking two run home run.
Apparently, Garcia was letting the Cardenales have it after the home run, as he was allegedly talking some mad sh*t to the Cardenales dugout. That’s when all hell broke loose.
Both benches cleared, and it appeared to be a free for all with everybody swinging on each other. You can even see Puig get into the middle of it, throwing several punches himself. Bonkers… Although, I have to say, the idea of going to a baseball game in Venezuela sounds incredible.
Check it out:
Venezuelan winter ball looks electric. If there’s a fight in a baseball game you can bet Yasiel Puig will be in the middle of it. pic.twitter.com/A78P1CpvLr