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Yasiel Puig trains with parachutes and stuff

Dec 17, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

Yasiel Puig may not play the game the right way and all of that noise, but he’s working hard this offseason:


I don’t know if running with parachutes tied to your back is a common athletic training technique. But even if it is, it’s 100 times more fun to watch Yasiel Puig do it.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM


  2. jrobitaille23 - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM


    • stex52 - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      What, you mean the parachute? I suppose it is.

    • stex52 - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      That’s a Performance Enhancing Device.

    • asimonetti88 - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Just because you yourself can’t motivate yourself to do tough workouts like this doesn’t mean others have to be on steroids to.

  3. The Dangerous Mabry - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    I watched that whole video and he didn’t hit a single cutoff man. Typical.

  4. Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Let’s see him try that from the side door of a Cessna Caravan.

  5. El Bravo - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    In mother Russia, we pull oxen, not parachutes.

  6. chacochicken - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Wow, a Cuban with a parachute. I briefly had a Red Dawn flashback. The original.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      Heh-heh. You realize that Cuban Colonel (the one, who in the end, could not bring himself to shoot….Sheen and Swayze?), he was the actor who played SuperFly

      • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:28 PM

        Puig would have opened fire.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 17, 2013 at 7:25 PM

        but would he have run it out?

    • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Powers Boothe wears the parachute in this movie. Then again, he proved no more adept at bringing back his airplane in one piece than John McCain.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 17, 2013 at 7:29 PM

        /texas twang “it was fi-ive on one, I got foh-ur”

  7. aphillieated - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    How can a guy his size get bullied? lol

    • indaburg - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      • koufaxmitzvah - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

        Love that movie.

      • indaburg - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:11 PM

        Me too.

  8. holleywood9 - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    It’s common. Just about every college has that same thing

  9. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    I don’t know if running with parachutes tied to your back is a common athletic training technique.

    Yes, yes it is.

  10. nymets4ever - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    I can’t believe you’re a sports journalist and have never seen athletes doing parachute runs…wow

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      He’s an ex-lawyer turned blogger. Unless Mookie or Carlo are running wind sprints in the basement, it’s highly unlikely Craig has seen it.

    • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      I can’t believe you’re a total moron criticizing anyone else for their imagined shortcomings. Who thought you up, and how little effort was required?

      • paperlions - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        I can’t believe that you can’t believe that.

      • nymets4ever - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM

        Aww, is Gramps turning into Grumps because the cute nurse forgot to feed him his strained beets at the elderly mental hospital? Haha

      • Francisco (FC) - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        I can’t believe it’s not butter!

      • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        No, I don’t get grumpy when exposed to bottomless idiocy. As a matter of fact, it makes my day – another case of arrested development from whom to engender the kind of limping cliches – far older than me, I might add – about aging, delivered with insufficient febrility even to imitate blunt force trauma, that merely confirm to everyone else what a mindless jackass he is. Mutts fans have it hard enough what with the spawn of Madoff running their team (something which with, obviously, a Feesh fan can sympathize) without worrying about being tarred by association with a useless dipwit.

      • nymets4ever - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM

        Ooh, looks like the nurse let you borrow the mental hospital’s thesaurus so you could bust out some big boy words! Haha, everyone’s really impressed, Grampy! *pats you on your little head*

        But I believe it’s past naptime at the loony bin, so don’t get yourself and your fellow patients too worked up, or ol’ nurse might pull all your life support plugs faster than Loria pulled them on your 2012 Dream Team. lol

      • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:28 PM

        If you weren’t such a thoroughgoing lamebrain you’d know that trying to flame me my by dumping on Scrooge McLoria is merely another downgrade of your quotidian levels of cerebroflatular futility.

      • cur68 - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM

        Good lord. I mean, Dear Dog Almighty. Someone’s actually trying to condescend on Gator! And by questioning his education, too! The irony…its killing me!

        Hey Gator, use smaller words: your insults are going right over his head. Its like Ali “fighting” Pee Wee Herman, here. Have mercy, man. He’s a garden variety Troll. Just call him what he is (a douchebag) and be done with it.

        Anyhow, if you’d care to take a break from insulting the micro-minds, have you seen Grantland’s “Jeter Diaries”? Some of the best baseball satire I’ve ever seen. I highly recommend it if you haven’t already seen it. Have a gander into the mind of Derek Sanderson Jeter and “The Becoming Of A Centaur” sub-plot that goes along with it. Good stuff.

      • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM

        Cur: well, now that I have a home gym I don’t get much practice snapping flies in half with wet towels, so this is about as close to it as I can get.

        Do me a favor: I occasionally go off into real life and do stuff like pick papayas from my trees and write a satirical book about an unnamed major league baseball owner, his browbeaten factotums and the corrupt politicians for whom he leaves out bowls of jackwagon chow. I suspect that it was during one such period, when my whereabouts were unaccountable (like the three generals in Night of the Generals, which I watched last night to honor the great Peter O’Toole), that I missed the origins of this “centaur” motif regarding A-roid. My favorite centaurs were the ones in Pasolini’s Medea and Disney’s Fantasia. I don’t know from this stuff when it comes to the world’s most love-to-hate juicer.

        A synopsis, please.

      • nymets4ever - Dec 17, 2013 at 7:41 PM

        lol aww, is the deranged borderline-fossilized hermit getting a wittle angwy? Okay okay, how about a truce – I humbly take back my comment about your nurse pulling the plug on your life support system; the way I phrased that, it’s as if there’s anyone in your life who actually loves you enough to care if that were to happen. Haha

      • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM

        Lucky you that you’re such an endless source of amusement to yourself because you and your thumb harpy act are already older than me, and that’s really saying something. I suspect that by the time you’re thirteen years old – and you’ll make it that far because you’re demonstrably not bright enough to be the sort of geek out of whom the Fonzies in your schoolyard like to beat the crap – you’ll be capable of sufficient objectivity to understand what a juvenile assclown you’re making yourself look like.

      • cur68 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        Its rather brilliantly told over at Grantland. Its rendition of the inner workings of Jeter’s mind by way way of diary played out over the course of the season. While reading it you lapse into thinking “Hey! This really IS Jeter talking!”. The best part is the recurrent theme of ARod. He pops in and out, making allusions to how he is “becoming”. Precisely what he’s becoming, he never says. But, there are hoof prints, evidence of a horse tail, galloping and vague allusions to the back parts of horses and his preferences for same. Its rather good. I recommend it highly.

  11. skids003 - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    You reckon he chases women with a parachute on?

    • yahmule - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      I reckon he doesn’t have to chase ’em at all.

      • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:43 PM

        True. He just has to hang motionless from his bedroom ceiling fan and wait for them to pass underneath….

        Oh, heh heh, sorry. That’s that other Cuban defector….

  12. yahmule - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Question Hardball Talkers: You’re starting a major league team tomorrow. You can have either Bryce Harper or Yasiel Puig. Who do you take?

    • lazlosother - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      Mike Trout

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      Harper, mainly because of age (both how young he is and how rare success is at his age) and contract.

    • chacochicken - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      Harper, I’d prefer his OBP and his patience. And the Babe Ruth swing.

    • yahmule - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:56 PM

      I’m leaning towards Puig. Just as driven and no split weakness.

      • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

        We already have enough Cubans down here. Give me a Mormon with a sense of humor and a gift for belletristic utterance any day. Viva variety!

    • cur68 - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      Puig. He doesn’t crash into stuff with his chin up. In other words, he has enough experience to know where he is on the field. He’ll be more durable as a result and he absolutely KILLS baseballs.

    • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      MVP Miggy! (Less Joba the Butt)

  13. Section 222 - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Did anyone check with Brian McCann to see if this kind of training is acceptable?

    • sc101071 - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      Get some new material

      • Section 222 - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM


      • yahmule - Dec 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM

        Relax, dude, we’re only going to do it for the rest of his career.

  14. sc101071 - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Is he training in Havana?

    • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Now, *that’s* totally new stuff!

    • Old Gator - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      I was training in Havana
      I took a little risk
      Send agents, scouts and money
      Magic, get me out of this….

  15. Chipmaker - Dec 17, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    1997 Upper Deck card of Kenny Lofton:

    • cndnlink - Dec 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      Good stuff. Remembered that card and was waiting to see if someone put it up. Couldn’t remember where or when it was from or would have looked myself.

  16. rublestiltzkin - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    I started this journey simply curious as to what baseball’s next biggest stud was up to, and soon enough found myself entrenched in the throws of what I can only describe symbolically as the only one if the town idiots who didn’t bring a knife to the gunfight, but rather a can of expired cat food. Yes, that dumb. Gator dude, your humor- slapstick and deep rooted- is not lost on me. I appreciate the comedic content of everything you state. But, I’m afraid, and real talk here, this freaking moron is stupid such a degree, I’m doubtful anything you say to him could ever be dumbed down enough for his feeble noodle to begin to grasp the burnage taking place on him here on this posting. He’s a bathroom humor type of dude, absolute most inept species society has to offer.

    • nymets4ever - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:16 AM


      Damn, son. Getting on your hands and knees to fellate Old Gator’s pale wilting dong is one thing, but his sticky load dripping from your face and fingers is no excuse for not knowing your homophones. Haha

      • rublestiltzkin - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        boy, you really nailed me with the correct spelling right there. yep, im pretty sure that was the catch of the day. i’ll disregard you sexually lewd (did I spell that right? lol) comments due to the fact that psychosomatically (did I spell that right?), people who throw out insults of such nature clearly aren’t getting taken care of in that respect. Haha, I’m getting mine, too bad Rosy’s probably giving you yours.

      • rublestiltzkin - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:46 AM

        dude, you have way too much time on your hands. plus you sound like a bit of a homo

    • nymets4ever - Feb 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      Says the idiot still butthurt by conversations from 50 frickin’ days ago, haha

      • rublestiltzkin - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:28 PM

        Ahhh, well if I’m an idiot, then where would your inept ass be placed? I’m much smarter than you, surely, and I’m not loser enough to be a Mets fan. LMFAO…..Mets fan, too easy.

  17. louhudson23 - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:25 AM

    Less of all that and more of this;

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