Yasiel Puig may not have been selected for the MLB All-Star Game, but he did manage to score an invitation to the Playboy Mansion on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers rookie spent the first day of his All-Star break attending the 8th annual Bear Trap Entertainment (BTE) All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party at the Playboy Mansion. He mixed it up with several fellow athletes and entertainers, including music stars Snoop
Dogg Lion and Chris Brown.
LBS attended the event and saw Puig all over the place rubbing elbows with other famous athletes. He had a friend/assistant take several photos of him with people, and some of the photos were posted to the slugger’s Instagram account.
Snoop was pretty faded at the event, but he did get into a batting stance opposite Puig for one of the photos they took together, making for an awesome picture. Hanging with Snoop and Brown seemed to be the highlight for Puig, who has hit .391 with eight doubles and eight home runs in 38 games for the Dodgers.
Below are several more photos of Puig at the event. Here he is with rapper Chris Brown and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller:
Puig with Washington Wizards PG John Wall:
Puig with Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner:
Puig with Snoop:
Whether Puig deserved a spot in the All-Star Game was one of the biggest debates in baseball over the past few weeks. The Dodgers rookie was not selected to the team by NL manager Bruce Bochy, though he was named one of the five finalists for the final vote. Puig finished second to Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in the fan voting. Freeman pulled out of the game because of a thumb injury, and Bochy chose Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to take his spot.
Puig may not have been chosen to participate in the festivities at Citi Field this week, but he sure got a heck of a consolation prize.
Photo: Instagram/Yasiel PuigGoogle+