What Had Happened Was: 6/14/17
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After hitting a two-run home run at the top of the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig gave fans at Cleveland’s Progressive Field a special hand gesture as he made his way around the bags and to the Dodgers’ dugout.
The long ball was sent into right-center field, giving Los Angeles a 2-0 lead, and then Puig threw up the double middle finger on his way to celebrating with his teammates. It has yet to become clear who the gesture was intended for.
This has been a quiet season for Puig, who was sent down to the minors last season after the club unsuccessfully moved him at the trade deadline. This season, the Cuban native has hit .239 with 33 RBIs and 10 HRs, including Tuesday night’s two-run dinger.
Yasiel Puig shows flipping skills easily transfer from bats to birds: https://t.co/74F0V4qpag pic.twitter.com/lQKP2LVWc6
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 14, 2017
"We are No. 1!" Puig says after his HR. pic.twitter.com/yosV0far2F
— Doug Padilla (@DougPadilla) June 13, 2017
Willow smith for Chanel, She is literally on another level pic.twitter.com/1qojzBGlaE
— not pinkett smith (@fatherlyjada) June 12, 2017
Oprah is throwing a #WonderWoman party for a bunch of ten year olds today and I love it so much pic.twitter.com/QO5I4ZPELY
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) June 13, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
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A group of students created a “kill list” targeting black students at a California high school, lawsuit says.
What you need to know about Wakanda before opening night of Black Panther.
Brienne Minor became the first black woman to win an NCAA singles tennis title and she didn’t even realize it.
“I will never run for public office.” Oprah Winfrey puts those presidential run rumors to rest.
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— lil tune up (@J_Shimmer) June 13, 2017
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— Legal Defense Fund (@NAACP_LDF) June 13, 2017
Kevin Durant leaving Oracle with his Finals MVP trophy just now. Quite the scene pic.twitter.com/ja8Mtyaxiu
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 13, 2017