The ever-popular @CJZero gives us this amusing GIF of Yasiel Puig and his frequent comedy partner Hyun-Jin Ryu engaging in some typical dugout hijinks.
Puig is getting himself all pumped up for his at bat, and in the process he gets a little too overzealous and smacks Ryu on the arm. Ryu reacts as if he just got shot at point blank range by a .22. Because the word “subtlety” is not in his vocabulary.
Puig then makes up with Ryu. Of course, because after the overplayed comedic pain reaction, you must have the overplayed comedic reconciliation.
These guys have it down. They are pretty much the Laurel and Hardy of MLB. Or, for a more contemporary analogy, they are Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Or no wait, they’re Seth Rogen and James Franco. Or, no, they’re Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Gosh, so many great comedy duos to choose from. And Puig and Ryu are right there at the top. Their “messing around in the dugout and Ryu got hurt” bit is sure to go down as a classic.