Yasiel Puig flips a bat for every occasion, Carlos Gonzalez races cars, Dee Gordon answers questions from left field, David Ortiz has a message for Tom Brady, and Mariano Rivera returns to the mound -- all on this week's "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," airing Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2.
With the Dodgers in New York this week, Dee Gordon - the MLB leader in stolen bases by a wide margin - is the in-studio guest at the MLB Fan Cave, while Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig takes to the streets with host Fat Joe to help passersby mark milestones in their lives with a ceremonial bat flip. (The photo above from this morning's shoot is also attached - please credit Taylor Baucom/MLB Photos).
In addition, this episode features segments including:
- Series executive producer David Ortiz of the Red Sox, who has a message for fellow Boston superstar Tom Brady
- All-Star Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies, who put his love of fast cars to the test on a remote control racetrack with host Melanie Iglesias
- Mariano Rivera returns to the mound and gives host Chris Distefano a taste of what it feels like to step into the batter's box against the legendary closer.
Previous episodes of "Off the Bat" have featured David Ortiz - the series Executive Producer - as well as in-studio guests Robinson Cano, Bryce Harper, Adam Jones, CC Sabathia, David Price, Chris Archer, Eric Young, Jr., and the Cardinals pitching staff of Adam Wainwright, Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha. Clips and full episodes can be seen here.