Rougned Odor’s monster right-hand punch to Jose Bautista is undoubtedly an iconic moment in the “Make Baseball Fun Again” era. Sure, it’s going to cost Odor eight games, but we can’t say it wasn’t worth it.
And Odor’s old ballclub, the Frisco Roughriders (Double-A), are paying tribute to the punch heard ‘round the world by trotting out… an alcoholic energy drink named “Rougie’s Red Punch.”
The details (via MILB.com):
The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are winding up for a thirst-quenching haymaker with the introduction of “Rougie’s Red PUNCH.” The new alcoholic energy drink, named in recognition of former RoughRider Rougned Odor’s iconic punch in Sunday’s Rangers game, will be available for a limited time at Dr Pepper Ballpark’s Bull Moose Saloon beginning this upcoming weekend when the RoughRiders host the San Antonio Missions beginning Friday, May 20.
The beverage is the perfect blend of ingredients made as an homage to Odor, who played for the Riders in parts of 2013 and 2014. It contains fruit punch (in honor of his prodigious right hook), an energy drink (perfect for those looking to embody Odor’s ferocious and frenetic style of play), and a secret ingredient from Odor’s native Venezuela (Rougie’s Red PUNCH will be available to fans 21-and-older only!).
Love it. You have to hand it to the RoughRiders’ marketing team for capitalizing on the incident quickly and coming up with a crazy alcoholic beverage to make some money.