Baseball's biggest free spirit just wrapped up the best offseason ever
When Yasiel Puig arrived in the big leagues in 2013, it become apparent very quickly that he wasn't your average ballplayer. Six years, six NL West titles, dozens of bat flips (and bat licks), and two trips to the World Series later, Puig has firmly established himself as one of the most entertaining figures in all of sports. He has certainly made some enemies along the way, but Puig has made even more friends thanks to his uninhibited free spirit that never ceases to spread joy, on and off the field.
But for all the fun we've seen Puig have on the field, we've gotten only glimpses over the years of what he likes to do when he's not at the ballpark. Until now.
As Puig begins his first full-squad workouts with the Reds this week, the book is officially closed on the best offseason ever. There was no such thing as #NoOffseason for Puig, who seemed to be having some sort of fun nearly every single day since the season ended -- while still finding time for some intense workouts along the way.
Here's a recap of all the fun he had over the winter:
He visited his native Cuba and danced like no one was watching
He threw himself a great birthday party featuring a mariachi band and a whole lot of paella
He was traded to the Reds, reuniting him with his best friend and hitting coach Turner Ward
He acquired some Reds gear extremely quickly
Puig in Hawaii update: being extremely unsatisfied with how fast his golf cart is 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Ct4QbX33YQ— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) January 12, 2019
He went to the dentist and documented the whole thing
He met NBA star Joel Embiid and looked tiny for once
He visited Cincinnati for the first time as a Red and insisted he wasn't that cold
everyone: OMG POLAR VORTEX— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) January 31, 2019
Puig: nbd pic.twitter.com/drLUtu5Egd
He arrived to Spring Training early and made a good first impression
Obviously, everyone is thrilled to have Puig back on a baseball field. But weirdly, we are also already eager to find out what he has in store for next offseason. We can wait, though!