Look: Yasiel Puig wore Reds flip-flops to first Indians press conference
Yasiel Puig didn’t really have time to update his wardrobe ahead of his move to the Cleveland Indians.
Puig was traded to Cleveland by the Cincinnati Reds a day before the trade deadline, and while there was a bit of a delay in Puig’s arrival in Cleveland, he still didn’t have enough time to swap his Cincinnati Reds flip-flops for a new pair when speaking to the media for the first time as an Indian.
Yasiel Puig has new red hair and old Reds flip flops pic.twitter.com/xQgHA2AtUG
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) August 1, 2019
It happens. The trade deadline is a chaotic time, and sometimes deals can catch players somewhat off-guard. That’s probably what happened to Puig. Either that, or he just wanted to keep showing love for his ex-teammates after his final move as a Red was to get in a fight on their behalf.