Move over Fernandomania. Shut is down Mannywood. A new hype is growing in Chavez Ravine.
Yasiel Puig is waking up the sleepy Dodgers and igniting excitement in LA. After Friday night's bomb, Puig now has four home runs in as many days. Puig has arrived in a big way. The bench is dancing and having fun for a change.
It is time for him to get a nickname. Here are ten ideas to get the ball rolling.
Rhymes with the local famous highway, Route 66. Yet it aptly describes the power of Puig. As a bonus coincidence, his actual jersey number is 66.
Sing along with me… “You picked a fine time to leave me Yasiel” said the baseball as it leaves the park. Kenny Rogers would be proud.
A Cuban who is a smooth, smoky fire that tops off a fine night.
Supposedly, a frontrunner inside the clubhouse. A nickname should roll off the tongue, but the man is a man-beast!
This is a nickname that aptly names Puig as the igniter of the fan base and the clubhouse.
This is Hollywood we’re talking about after all. An obvious reference to the movie Babe. Imagine, every time Puig homers Vin restrains his excitement but still finishes the call with a “That’ll do, Puig. That will do.” He may never retire.
The Dodgers’ ad campaign this year is “A Whole New Blue” in part for the new ownership and a hope for a better direction. Puig is the embodiment of this idea.
Forever and ever, a nickname that remembers the legendary first week and the one-two punch of power bat and power arm.
“Yes! Yes!” scream the bleachers in Spanish as the Cuban throws a missile from the warning track. “Yes! Yes!” yell the fans in Spanish as another Puigtastic blast rips through the night.
Now Yasiel Me, Now You Don’t
Puig is a magician. He’s turned a team that was losing their fans’ attention faster than games and turned them into a team that Angelinos want to see. They are already forgetting about the Lakers and Clippers poor season.
Post your own down below. We’d love to hear from you.
(And, before you say it… “Cuban Missile” is both inaccurate and taken)
Brian Reddoch is a CraveOnline reporter and rabid fan of all teams Seattle. You can follow him on Twitter @ReddReddoch and at www.facebookcom/craveonlinesports.com.
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