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After Yasiel Puig tried and failed to avoid Javy Baez’s tag, Baez teased him and they both laughed | MLB.com

Baseball should be fun.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:15 AM | 36 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, dodgers, javier baez, playoffs, yasiel puig

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   1. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:00 AM (#5556803)
I don't disagree, but no commentator should ever say the phrase "Puig and his tongue..."
   2. bfan Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:40 AM (#5556817)
they are just so cute.
   3. Batman Posted: October 18, 2017 at 10:20 AM (#5556838)
We learned in second grade that it's "Puig's tongue and Puig."
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 10:27 AM (#5556846)
Baseball should be fun.

Maybe I'm just old (really middle aged) but I'd don't find this sort of thing fun. Spontaneous exuberance is fun. But most of this kind of thing seems like it's pre-meditated, and often more than a little mean spirited. Wagging your finger like that might well get you a smack in the face if you pick the wrong target. I wouldn't be shocked if Puig rehearses his bat flips and other antics.
   5. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: October 18, 2017 at 10:29 AM (#5556848)
Maybe I'm just old (really middle aged) but I'd don't find this sort of thing fun.

No, you're old. Even as a Cubs fan losing here, that exchange was fun. It also redeems Puig a little for me, because if he can't take that sort of thing he shouldn't be giving it as much either.

I love Javy, I just wish Javy was hitting a little bit right now.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 10:31 AM (#5556854)
I love Javy,

Which makes me not view your opinion as unbiased.
   7. Batman Posted: October 18, 2017 at 10:35 AM (#5556860)
I don't like Javy, and I thought it was fun. It was less mean spirited than the way the Cubs all went home after the first inning last night, leaving the Dodgers nobody to play baseball against.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM (#5556894)
In the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 6-1 win in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Tuesday


If college football is a guidepost, we're just a few years from the Camping World Series a few short years from now.
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:04 AM (#5556901)
Maybe I'm just old (really middle aged) but I'd don't find this sort of thing fun. Spontaneous exuberance is fun. But most of this kind of thing seems like it's pre-meditated, and often more than a little mean spirited. Wagging your finger like that might well get you a smack in the face if you pick the wrong target. I wouldn't be shocked if Puig rehearses his bat flips and other antics.


Given that I don't think he's done it before, it's possible he figured Puig was the perfect foil to use it, given Puig's quite the showman himself.

I too like the spontaneous and don't care for the pre-planned. This one looked more the former than the latter.

And I'm not a Cubs fan.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:05 AM (#5556904)
Camping World Series

You mean the Camping World Series presented by Lincoln and brought to you by Applebee's.
   11. Batman Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:20 AM (#5556925)
You mean the Camping World Series presented by Lincoln and brought to you by Applebee's.
"I'm Joe Buck and welcome to the University of Phoenix first inning of the Camping World Series presented by Lincoln and brought to you by Applebee's, a Weinstein production, brought to you by an all new House..."
   12. Howie Menckel Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM (#5556934)
"I'm Joe Buck and welcome to the University of Phoenix first inning of the Camping World Series presented by Lincoln and brought to you by Applebee's, a Weinstein production, brought to you by an all new House..."

substitute the announcer name and that's pretty much what Yankees radio broadcasts sound like
   13. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM (#5556937)
substitute the announcer name and that's pretty much what Yankees radio broadcasts sound like

Cubs too. There are like half a dozen sponsor plugs before the game even starts - the starting lineups, the gametime temperature, and the leadoff man are all sponsored.
   14. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:31 AM (#5556940)
But most of this kind of thing seems like it's pre-meditated

Agreed. It is pretty clear that Baez and Puig got together and decided that Puig would get a garbage-time single, attempt to stretch it, and get thrown out while attempting a swim move, so that Baez could finger-wag him. So obviously pre-meditated.
   15. Batman Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:37 AM (#5556948)
Justin Turner should have wagged his finger at all the Cubs who were standing on third after Almora tried to Dybzinski the ninth inning.
   16. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:40 AM (#5556954)
Agreed. It is pretty clear that Baez and Puig got together and decided that Puig would get a garbage-time single, attempt to stretch it, and get thrown out while attempting a swim move, so that Baez could finger-wag him. So obviously pre-meditated.

I didn't say this incident, I said "most of this kind of thing". It's right there where you quoted it.

I specifically mentioned Puig's bat flips, which I'm 95% sure are planned, since he sometimes does it even on very doubtful fly balls.
   17. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:42 AM (#5556958)
I doubt Puig plans anything, and does whatever comes naturally to him. Like a curtain call to a silent stadium.
   18. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: October 18, 2017 at 11:45 AM (#5556961)
I wonder if Davish planned his bat flip on the bases loaded walk.
   19. Batman Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:03 PM (#5556978)
I, for one, enjoyed Darvish's celebratory "OK, that's strike one- oh, it's a ball? I guess I'll go to first" dance.
   20. PreservedFish Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:17 PM (#5556986)
Wagging your finger like that might well get you a smack in the face if you pick the wrong target.

But he picked the right target.
   21. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM (#5556987)
I, for one, enjoyed Darvish's celebratory "OK, that's strike one- oh, it's a ball? I guess I'll go to first" dance.

Now that was a situation that calls for a spontaneous celebration. Pitchers who contribute offensively can dance naked around the field ( a la "Slapshot").
   22. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:20 PM (#5556990)

If college football is a guidepost, we're just a few years from the Camping World Series a few short years from now.


So, stuff like who can put up a tent the fastest, and who can roast the best marshmallows?
   23. TDF, trained monkey Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:25 PM (#5556993)
"I'm Joe Buck and welcome to the University of Phoenix first inning of the Camping World Series presented by Lincoln and brought to you by Applebee's, a Weinstein production, brought to you by an all new House..."
To tie this into the OTP thread - the Reds' radio broadcast used to have a great sponsorship - "It's the bottom of the 5th, brought to you by Old Grand-dad."
   24. Spahn Insane Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM (#5556997)
Pitchers who contribute offensively can dance naked around the field ( a la "Slapshot").

The world is grateful you waited until well after Bartolo Colon's first and likely only major league homer to dispense this advice.
   25. The Duke Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:36 PM (#5557003)
Speaking of Bartolo, is he coming back next year?
   26. Spahn Insane Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:47 PM (#5557015)
Speaking of Bartolo, is he coming back next year?

Well, an actual playoff-bound team picked him up and stuck him in their rotation after he put up a 8.14 ERA in 13 starts for Atlanta this year, so who am I to say no.

I haven't heard him announce his retirement, if that's what you're asking.
   27. T.J. Posted: October 18, 2017 at 01:04 PM (#5557037)
"I'm Joe Buck and welcome to the University of Phoenix first inning of the Camping World Series presented by Lincoln and brought to you by Applebee's, a Weinstein production, brought to you by an all new House..."
HER FATHER IS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY!!!!!!
   28. Walt Davis Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:16 PM (#5557191)
Please, Camping World will probably be out of business in a few years. It's another example of a no-name company deciding the best way to hit the big time is to spend a ton of money on sponsoring a baseball playoff series or a stadium or a Super Bowl ad. Wasn't Bleacher Report all over one of the early series? Granted, baseball has the right demographic for RV sales and accessories.
   29. Perry Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:41 PM (#5557216)
To tie this into the OTP thread - the Reds' radio broadcast used to have a great sponsorship - "It's the bottom of the 5th, brought to you by Old Grand-dad."


The Rockies have one now that goes something like "You've just heard the bottom of the 5th, and if you've reached the bottom of your fifth, go to Dave's Liquor..."
   30. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:28 PM (#5557382)

HER FATHER IS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY!!!!!!

That video has 12,366 views. How many of them do you think don't come from this website?
   31. Bote Man Posted: October 19, 2017 at 12:59 AM (#5557885)
Looks like a good finger wag to me. Not a great one. Virtually every 2B in the league could have made it. And would have, had the runner managed to slide in the clumsy manner that he did and then happened to miss the base again in the gift of the year.

His momentum was carrying him away from 2B, which I guess is why people were fooled into thinking this was a special act. I see nothing remarkable about it.
   32. Red Voodooin Posted: October 19, 2017 at 01:26 AM (#5557890)
Wasn't Bleacher Report all over one of the early series?


I'm pretty sure Bleacher Report is crushing it, in terms of profitability, exposure, etc. I won't bet on it long term necessarily, because it ####### sucks, but that doesn't necessarily preclude any media venture these days (or in the old days?) from being a good monetary bet going forward, so what do I know?

But yeah, Camping World will get swallowed up by somebody (Amazon?) soon and cease to be a thing in the way
   33. Zonk Sits on the Stool next to Slats Steely Posted: October 19, 2017 at 09:55 AM (#5557944)
Just want to note that the Cubs are playing much better since the finger wag...

When they pull off the miracle, just remember that this is where it started.
   34. Spahn Insane Posted: October 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM (#5557960)
Looks like a good finger wag to me. Not a great one. Virtually every 2B in the league could have made it. And would have, had the runner managed to slide in the clumsy manner that he did and then happened to miss the base again in the gift of the year.

His momentum was carrying him away from 2B, which I guess is why people were fooled into thinking this was a special act. I see nothing remarkable about it.


Solid A for tone. Well done.
   35. Nasty Nate Posted: October 19, 2017 at 10:23 AM (#5557965)
Here's a compilation of Joe Buck reading promos for forgotten Fox shows over the past 2 decades.
   36. Rusty Priske Posted: October 19, 2017 at 10:40 AM (#5557987)
Baseball should be fun.

This is fun.

What's not to like?

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