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Video: Yasiel Puig visits a Little League team

Oct 26, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

This was from a couple of days ago, but it’s too cool to ignore.

Per MLB.com, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig made a surprise visit to the Northeast Los Angeles Little League team on Tuesday. In addition to signing autographs and posing for pictures, he threw batting practice to the kids. Check it out below.

This is all part of Puig’s grand plan to create a generation of fun-havers. Whatever will we do? All joking aside, that’s one way to make some fans for life. Good on him.

  1. vallewho - Oct 26, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    people will say that he’s corrupting America’s youth

  2. andreweac - Oct 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Was he classy? If he didn’t show up the right way he might destroy the very fabric of American society. This would inevitably lead to the destruction of our 230+ democracy.

  3. mybrunoblog - Oct 26, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    The demands of being a big leaguer are tough. Every wants some of your time. Great to see Puig give back a little.

  4. drewzducks - Oct 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    What was he doing in Houston ?

  5. cabrera24 - Oct 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    This guy gets so much criticism because he’s from Cuba . Get off his back

  6. Carl Hancock - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Good for him. In other news, major leaguers do this kind of thing all the time.

  7. Carl Hancock - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    As for saying Puig gets criticized for being Cuban, that’s absurd. He does get too much criticism though. I don’t like all his antics but he’s just a kid. He’ll learn. Or maybe he won’t. But as long as he keeps playing as well as he does it won’t matter. Although he may get drilled here and there by opposing pitchers. But I expect over time he’ll mature. In a year or two from now, I’m sure he won’t be doing a theatrical bat flip unless it really is a home run LOL.

  8. yournuts - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Very, very cool.

  9. amploud - Oct 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Great reminder for all: instead of sitting around feeling bad for yourself, go do something nice for someone else. Everyone involved is better off!

  10. cabrera24 - Oct 26, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    100% sure he gets criticize for being cuban . End of the story .

  11. moogro - Oct 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    You bloggers like him because he wears cargo shorts.

  12. mrpinkca - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Not shown: Him hitting a single off an 8 year old, celebrating like it was a grandslam to overcome a 3 run deficit in the bottom of the 9th of game 7 of the world series, than getting tagged out trying to stretch it to a double…

    • apkyletexas - Oct 26, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      …and air-mailing a couple throws from right field 20 feet over the 9-year-old catcher’s head.

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