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Dodgers: Puig Shares About What It Means to #WinForVin

Overseas, Yasiel Puig has had quite the season. Although we miss him playing for Los Angeles, Puig has dominated in the KBO. 

In his first season in the league, he helped lead his team to the KBO Championship. But although winning is kinda cool, Puig has a bigger thing he’s playing for. His whole goal this postseason has been to #WinforVin. 

And although the Dodgers were unable to get the job done this year, Yasiel Puig is keeping the dream alive out in Korea. Recently, MLB player Agent, Lisette Carnet, shared a video about what the hashtag and goal of winning for the late LA broadcasting legend, Vin Scully, means to Puig. 

She says in the video:

“At every at-bat, Vin is there with him, he is very dedicated to doing everything he can to honor Vin’s name.”

She also shared about some of the mental struggles and diagnoses that Puig has worked through during his time away from the United States. She sheds light on the fact that he is “not the player he once was” and is constantly working on becoming a better human, something he has tried to focus on since Vin passed away. 

And although the video was posted 3 months ago, Yasiel Puig also reposted this on Twitter to remind fans where he gets his “Wild Horse” nickname. 

Yasiel Puig had looked up to Scully for years and years and the news of his death just this past summer was hard for him to swallow especially being so far but also mourning with the city of LA and the lives that Scully touched. 

Since then, Puig has been adamant about playing in honor of his and the entirety of Los Angeles’ hero. The Korean Championship Series starts on November 1st and like the MLB it will be the best-of-7 series. 

We wish you the best of luck from the West Coast and we know you will continue to make Scully proud, Wild Horse. 

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.

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