Yasiel Puig says he is heartbroken Wine Scullydied – say TMZ Sports the legendary sportscaster was a father figure to him, and the former Dodgers star is devastated that he’s gone.
“I’m so sad because when I met him when I play in Los Angeles, he’s a good person,” the 31-year-old said.
Dodgers Broadcasting Legend Vin Scully Dead at 94
“He’s like a father to me. I’m so sad that we lost a great person.”
And, remember Puig’s nickname, “The Wild Horse”? Scully is the one who gave it to the Cuban outfielder.
Yasiel told us about three incredibly influential men in the Dodgers organization. are now all gone…and it’s painful.
“Vin is like a father to me,” said Puig, “Same for Tommy Lasorda and Mike Brito. We are so sad to miss these three amazing guys. Sad for me and for all of baseball, for Los Angeles.”
Brito was a Cuban-American scout for the Dodgers who played a big role in bringing Puig to Los Angeles. Mike died in July at the age of 87.
We also spoke to YP about a moment we captured back in 2017 …when he ran into Vin on the streets of Beverly Hills in front of our cameras.
“I was so excited,” Puig said of the moment.
“I get emotional, but it hit me in the heart like, ‘Wow, this amazing person is coming over and talking to me.'”
And Puig – who currently plays for Kiwoom Heroes in the Korean baseball organization – raked in Vin’s honor.
“I had two home runs yesterday and I hit a home run today too.”
“He’s inside of me right now. I hit him and I thank God because he’s next to God and next to his wife right now. I want to give it to him.”
Of course, there were tons of heartfelt tributes across the league… from moments of silence to Scully patches on LA Dodgers jerseys.