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Dodgers fans are buying a whole lot of Yasiel Puig stuff

Jun 11, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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Yasiel Puig is hitting .500 with four homers and a 1.453 OPS through eight career games and Dodgers fans are snatching up everything they can with his name on it.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that “the Dodgers sold more Puig-related merchandise from Thursday to Sunday than they had ever sold of any player over a four-day period.”

According to Hernandez that total includes 2,000 t-shirts at $28 a pop and 600 jerseys, which sell for either $225 or $110. So, doing some rough math, the Dodgers sold about $200,000 worth of Puig stuff in four days.

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    In related news, one Juan Uribe jersey was sold during that same time frame. Thanks, Juan Uribe’s mom!

    • DJ MC - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Come on, this is just ridiculous.

      You know damn well she bought her’s a long time ago.

  2. paperlions - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Why no stuffed Man-bear-Puigs?

    • pharmerbrown - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      Excelsior!

    • davidpom50 - Jun 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Can I interest you in a T-shirt? http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/i5jMRvI1ukyg6au1_TR7Wg–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA–/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusmlbexperts/ManBearPuig.jpg

      • neoshweaty - Jun 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM

        How does a man and a bear and a puig end up with hooves…?

        Damn it, I need SOME sense in my shirts.

      • foreverchipper10 - Jun 12, 2013 at 11:38 AM

        Dear lord is this real? Please tell me it is real.

  3. albertmn - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I wonder if Puig will change his number at some point and then how many people will be upset that they “need” a new shirt or jersey?

    • ezthinking - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      “You never fuck with a streak.”

      -Crash Davis-

      Bull Durham

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 11, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Personally I think it’s cooler to have the original. I like my Ellsbury #46 jersey just fine.

  4. mybrunoblog - Jun 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Umm no. I’m going to resist the urge to buy that $220 jersey and just wait for Yasiel Puig bobblehead night on August 16.

  5. nateriemer - Jun 11, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    No trade embargo on the Cuban missle’s merch?

  6. citynative - Jun 11, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Meanwhile, Giants fans are buying a whole lotta World Series gear.

  7. barroomhero80 - Jun 11, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    ^^^dumbass

  8. lew24 - Jun 11, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Hope he can be the new closer?

  9. nogoodtomedead - Jun 11, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Typical LA sports fans- when the going is good they’re the biggest fans in the world. When it’s not going good………………

    • Anoesis - Jun 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      ……They still show up and buy stuff. Like right now. You do know the Dodgers are the cellar-dwellers in the NL West, right? The Dodgers have out-drawn the National League average in attendance every single year since they showed up in L.A. (1958), sometimes more than doubling it, and continue to pull in almost a million more fans every year than the NL average despite not having won a WS since ’88.

      Or were you talking about the Lakers? Number 8 last year in the NBA with a 99.7% average capacity despite multiple games missed by virtually the entire starting lineup. Capacity @ Staples is 18,997. Last time the Lakers drew less than 10,000/game was ’63/’64 when they were in the Sports Arena.

      Or the Kings? Despite having never won a Stanley Cup until last year they have been under 10,000/game once since ’72/’73. They’ve averaged more than 16,000/game for well over a decade.

      USC? Leads the Pac12 in home attendance. Last national title? ’04, vacated after the NCAA determined USC should have known Reggie Bush was using an agent to get his parents a rent-free house in San Diego, 150 miles away.

      The Galaxy? Averages 23,000+ at Home Depot Center.

      Do L.A. fans live and die with their teams? Maybe not as much as other places, but Southern California also has numerous other past times available to its residents and visitors alike. There are few other places in the world where you can snow ski in the morning and water ski or surf in the afternoon.

      Instead of crying at home when one of the teams isn’t doing well, most Angelenos head out to their favorite hobby while saying, “Well, that sucked, but we’ll get ‘em next year.” And then check to make sure the season tickets are renewed.

      This crap about L.A. only supporting their teams when they’re winning titles needs to end. It’s tired and trite and, worst of all, moronically mistaken. Teams in L.A., college and pro alike, have won a lot of titles over the years, but they still get stout support even when not bringing home a shiny piece of hardware.

      • nightman13 - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

        Yeah, two flaws though. Bill Simmons hit the nail on the head when he said Lakers’ games are more of a social gathering and public appearance type thing rather than a sporting event and LA did lose TWO professional football teams at the same time.

        When you have a population of almost 4 million people filling stadiums isn’t really impressive. Now filling stadiums in Milwaukee, Detroit, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, etc is something to brag about.

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