Faithful Dodgers Fan Carries ‘Lil Puig’ Into World Series Game 5 — Hoping for a Comeback

Isaac Tellez lives in Arkansas but he's a die-hard Dodgers fan. Here, he carries a stuffed doll of Yasiel Puig, who he calls 'Lil Puig,' into Game 5 of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium in L.A. on Oct. 28, 2018. (Credit: Hailey Branson-Potts / Los Angeles Times)

Isaac Tellez lives in Arkansas but he's a die-hard Dodgers fan. Here, he carries a stuffed doll of Yasiel Puig, who he calls 'Lil Puig,' into Game 5 of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium in L.A. on Oct. 28, 2018. (Credit: Hailey Branson-Potts / Los Angeles Times)

Isaac Tellez was walking through a Walmart in Arkansas with his daughter last year when he thought she was pulling a fast one on him.

Elia, 11, likes to persuade her dad to give her money for the claw machines. He thought she was joking when she told him there was a stuffed Yasiel Puig doll in the machine.

“I was like, ‘Girl, we’re in northwest Arkansas. There’s no Puig in there.’ And there he was.”

Elia won the Puig on her first try for just $1. Now, dad carries the stuffed Puig on all his travels and sends photos to her that he captions on social media as #whereislilpuig.

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