Yasiel Puig Meets With Fan Whose Tooth He Accidentally Knocked Out, Creates Another Hashtag
Yesterday we reported that Alyssa Gerharter, a Dodger fan living in Manhattan, lost a tooth after being hit with a baseball at Yankee Stadium. The Dodgers were in town and, once the game ended, Yasiel Puig tossed a ball into the crowd as a friendly offer. The ball, however, sailed right into Gerharter's face, and she lost a tooth in the process.
Gerharter, a True Blue fan, didn't let that deter her from going back to Yankee Stadium for Wednesday's game:
And guess what? Puig came out to see if she's okay. He handed her a (non harmful) souvenir, and they started a crazy hashtag that riffs off of #puigyourfriend.
Gerharter is now coming to terms with her newfound fame:
i never thought i would be internet famous and i DEFINITELY didn't think it would be for getting hit in the face— Alyssa Gerharter (@alyxxg) September 15, 2016
On a (semi-)serious note, it seems as if Puig has gotten back to being Fun Puig, the guy that enamored L.A. when he'd first arrived in 2013. His game is better, and he just seems looser in general. This is great news, especially considering that he was having a horrible season and was a hair's width away from being traded. And the most important thing? The fans are lapping it up: