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Yasiel Puig's bat didn't just break, it disintegrated.

At this point, news of another Yasiel Puig bat flip is as inevitable as the next major death on Game of Thrones. All men must die, and all of Puig's bats must be flipped. But maybe some bats don't want to be so stridently cast aside. Maybe some bats want immortality. During Monday night's Marlins-Dodger's game, Puig's bat rebelled. Upon making contact with the ball, it broke, but true to the character of its owner, this was no simple snap. No, it exploded: 


And now, in mixed pop culture references, note that after a splinter of the bat caught home plate ump Jerry Davis in the hand, Vin Scully referred to his Band-Aid as a "Red Badge of Courage:"