After launching a three-run home run against the New York Mets on Wednesday night, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig enjoyed a 32.1-second trot around the bases, the second-slowest in the majors in a season full of dingers.
Though he probably would have been quicker had he not been interrupted by Mets infielder Wilmer Flores.
Dismayed by Puig’s admiring his majestic shot, Flores told Puig to “run the bases.”
Puig’s alleged response:
Yasiel Puig said “F**k you” to Wilmer Flores after Flores said something to him rounding 1B. Eduardo Perez: “His English is getting better.”
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) June 22, 2017
Flores was one of four Mets to have words with Puig after his home run. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud spoke to him upon his return trip to home plate, and in between innings Jose Reyes and fellow Cuban Yoenis Cespedes had a dialogue with Puig.
“I think there’s a way to enjoy a home run,” Flores said after the game. “That was too much.”
Gee, Wilmer, do you think it might just because your Mets are, you know, shitty?
“I don’t think he knows what having respect for the game is,” Flores said. “We’re playing horrible right now. We don’t need his [behavior]. He disrespected us.”
The Mets lost 8-2 to drop to 31-40 on the season.