Video: Yasiel Puig visits a Little League team

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This was from a couple of days ago, but it’s too cool to ignore.

Per MLB.com, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig made a surprise visit to the Northeast Los Angeles Little League team on Tuesday. In addition to signing autographs and posing for pictures, he threw batting practice to the kids. Check it out below.

This is all part of Puig’s grand plan to create a generation of fun-havers. Whatever will we do? All joking aside, that’s one way to make some fans for life. Good on him.

The deadline is 8 PM ET Monday for Shohei Ohtani situation to be resolved

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Last Thursday, we learned that the MLBPA was challenging the Nippon Professional Baseball posting system, delaying Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani’s move to Major League Baseball. The latest collective bargaining agreement removed a lot of the incentive for players to come to the U.S. by capping pay. Ohtani, for example, can only receive a signing bonus between $300,000 and $3.53 million while his team — the Nippon Ham Fighters — would receive $20 million for posting him.

Jon Morosi reports that the deadline for this issue to be resolved is 8 PM ET on Monday evening. He notes that key NPB officials have worked through the night in Japan to try to reach a resolution. It is possible that even if no agreement is reached, the deadline could be pushed further back.

Ohtani, 23, has become a heralded hitter and pitcher in Japan. At the plate over his five-year career, he has compiled a .286/.358/.500 triple-slash line with 48 home runs and 166 RBI in 1,170 plate appearances. On the mound, he has a 2.52 ERA with a 624/200 K/BB ratio across 543 innings.