Dodgers' Yasiel Puig plans to cut down on trademark bat flips

Baseball Yasiel Puig is cutting back on his bat flips, and the baseball community is disapointed.Dear Yasiel PUIG We the #DodgerFam want more bat flips not less! Thank you @YasielPuig Sincerely #Dodgerfam— Keenny Pineda (@KeennyPineda) April 14, 2015The Los Angeles Times was the first to report Puig's wishes to cut down on his harmless act. In Spanish, the Dodgers' outfielder said he didn't want to be perceived a certain way by fans. “I want to show American baseball that I’m not disrespecting the game," he said.The bat flip is exciting, entertaining, and it adds an extra element to watching a player hit a home run. Puig ended up doing the flip quite often and it became somewhat of a trademark for him. Don't get too upset about Puig's comments. He added later that he won't totally get rid of the mov

e.“If it’s a big home run or if I’m frustrated because I couldn’t connect in my previous at-bats or if I drive in important runs for my team, I might do it,” he said. “You never know. I can’t say I won’t do it.”Puig's flips come from a place of emotion. He means no disrespect by it.Congratulations, idiots, on the latest step forward in the quest to make Yasiel Puig a joyless automaton.— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) April 14, 2015

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