As a sports fan, you’re probably used to hearing something along the lines of, “That was some fancy footwork,” but Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig displayed some “fancy handwork,” on this slide into second base.
Check it out:
Yasiel Puig pulls out all the tricks on his slide into second…https://t.co/BpOP5t8GLt
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) April 12, 2016
I count five distinct moves making that one of the best (or, most creative) slides:
- Coming in wide to the right/going for the back of the bag
- Reaching with his left hand,
- Switching to his right hand,
- Switching back to his left left, and finally
- Asking for time with the right.
Say what you will about his decision to go for two, but damn, that was some impressive maneuvering.