Phenom Puig inspires band name

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Los Angeles

Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig doesn’t have much

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But that doesn’t mean he can’t be the inspiration

behind a new band, whose ear-splitting tunes — can we really

even call them tunes? — are being written with the

22-year-old Cuban outfielder in mind.

On Monday, Riley Breckenridge of the band Thrice

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target="_blank">posted an update to his blog about a new

side-project called Puig Destroyer, a “baseball-themed grindcore

project.” Joining him in the band are Mike Minnick, of Curl Up

& Die, and Ian Miller and Jon Howell, of Kowloon Walled

City.

According to the post, the group has already completed basic

tracking for its debut EP. “The roughs I’ve heard are

ridiculously awesome and fun and raw as all hell,” Breckenridge

wrote. “Kinda like Yasiel Puig.”

The band has already released one song, a 48-second ditty

called, “One Man, Five Tools” that came out this

morning. You can listen below:

 

Here are the lyrics to the song. You are going to need them,

trust me:

Speed, power, fielding contact

A cannon for an arm

One man, five tools

Speed, power, fielding contact

A cannon for an arm

One man, five tools

F–k the walk, destroy the ball

Crush, smash, kill… annihilate

One man, five tools

I’m sure Puig is touched.