It’s been a long and difficult journey from Cienfuegos, Cuba to Chavez Ravine for five-tool Dodger sensation Yasiel Puig, but it's paying off for the "Cuban Missile." At age 22, he's already an exile from his country, a multi-millionaire, and a viral folk hero creating Tinseltown myths…and perhaps best of all, he now has his own Cubby Tee!
Yasiel Puig defected from Cuba last year and in short order became a Mexican resident and a coveted MLB free agent. The Dodgers signed him for $42M and by the time the team broke spring training, it was clear this kid was something special.
He didn’t make the opening day roster, but was called up in June and immediately made an impression. Displaying flashy style, blazing speed, a rocket arm, clutch nerves, and a potent bat that launched 4 homers in his first 5 games, Puig literally left legendary broadcaster Vin Scully speechless with a dramatic opposite-field grand slam that seemed more like a Hollywood script than a rookie performance.
He’s part Bo Jackson, part Roy Hobbs and part Superman…but fans have already dubbed him the Cuban Missile (apologies to less-talented but first-anointed Alexei Ramirez of Chicago). Get on this superstar’s bandwagon now with a fun design combining visual elements inspired by the Cuban flag, the Dodgers uniform and his apropos nickname.
Like all Cubby Tees designs, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or revolutionary communist manifesto -- it's just a comical piece of unique art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It's available on gravel, sport grey or Dodger Blue pre-shrunk cotton tees in sizes small through 5XL. (Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost - closest matching colors may be substituted for womens/childrens tees