Yasiel Puig gives funny explanation for why he licks his bat
Now that he is officially taking his bat-licking antics to the World Series, Yasiel Puig is providing some funny insights into his rationale for doing so.
After his Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League pennant with a victory over the Chicago Cubs in NLCS Game 5 on Thursday, Puig had this to say about why he licks his bat, per James Fegan of The Athletic:
Yasiel Puig explained why he licks his bat: "I make love to the bat and he pays me back with hits."
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) October 20, 2017
The Cuban outfielder first went viral with the bat licks during his first plate appearance of the divisional series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since then, he is hitting .414/.514/.655 with a home run and six RBIs in eight games for the postseason, so the bat must enjoy it. Keep doing you, Yasiel.