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I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig doesn’t have much grindcore music on his iPod.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t be the inspiration behind a new band, whose ear-splitting tunes — can we really even call them tunes? — are being written with the 22-year-old Cuban outfielder in mind.

On Monday, Riley Breckenridge of the band Thrice posted an update to his blog about a new side-project called Puig Destroyer, a "baseball-themed grindcore project." Joining him in the band are Mike Minnick, of Curl Up & Die, and Ian Miller and Jon Howell, of Kowloon Walled City.

According to the post, the group has already completed basic tracking for its debut EP. "The roughs I’ve heard are ridiculously awesome and fun and raw as all hell," Breckenridge wrote. "Kinda like Yasiel Puig."

The band has already released one song, a 48-second ditty called, “One Man, Five Tools” that came out this morning. You can listen below:

 

Here are the lyrics to the song. You are going to need them, trust me:

Speed, power, fielding contact
A cannon for an arm

One man, five tools

Speed, power, fielding contact
A cannon for an arm

One man, five tools

F--k the walk, destroy the ball
Crush, smash, kill... annihilate

One man, five tools

I’m sure Puig is touched.
 

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