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Coming very soon to a ballpark near you might be the next big star from Cuba or Japan, who – outside of the United States – are the two leading baseball powerhouses around the world.
Just yesterday, Cuba announced that it is changing its laws to allow professional athletes to seek employment elsewhere to further their career in their specific sport. While that does sound great for Major League Baseball, given the influx of talent like Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and most recently, Yasiel Puig, there are a few hoops that need to be jumped through first before this dream becomes a reality. Mainly speaking, the United States government. No biggie, right?
Cuba has apparently grown tired of the fact that their best star’s are defecting stateside for lucrative contracts instead of staying home, or coming back home to Cuba once their respective sport’s season is over. As it stands now, once you defect you are no longer allowed to travel back to Cuba. However, Cuba’s governing bod...
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Yasiel Puig‘s September slump has been a cause for concern for many, especially with the Dodgers heading into the postseason. For the month, he’s hit .214, easily the worst month of his career.
Given that, it seems odd to say that his September may actually add to the promise he’s shown all year rather than subtract from it. Specifically, I made the point a while ago about...
The Los Angeles Dodgers head into the playoffs playing mediocre baseball (Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)
Prior to the completion of their 2013 regular season finale on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers learned the identity of their National League division series opponent — the NL East champions, Atlanta Braves.
Once considered the...
The season is almost over so out comes the rookie hazing. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig dressed up as Gumby while other rookies on the Dodgers appeared as a Pillsbury dough man and a penguin. “> As you can see even Vin Scully wanted to meet Gumby. The Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies for their final series of the season. Undoubtedly the post season will begin with...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig rapidly emerged as one of the biggest superstars in the league this season, but he is still a rookie. And rookies have to dress up in stupid costumes and embarrass themselves. That’s just the way the MLB life works. On Thursday night, Puig and a couple of his fellow […]
LOS ANGELES No need to worry about Yasiel Puig.
His foot is OK, although he was not in the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.
"He's fine today," manager Don Mattingly said. "It's really just me being precautionary with him. We talked yesterday about possibly giving him the day (off) anyway. I want...
The Dodgers had their annual rookie hazing yesterday, and like most things, Yasiel Puig stole the show. That picture above looks like it’s out of ‘Airplane‘ or something.
For better or worse, other rookies also got in on the action, from Hyun Jin Ryu to Chris Withrow to Scott Van Slyke to Onelki Garcia to Nick Buss.
오늘은 정장안입고… #ryukiehazing pic...
Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig had to leave Friday night's game with a bruised left foot the Dodgers announced. This came after two foul balls off the foot.
It should be noted however that Puig left in the fifth inning of a 10-0 (at the time) Dodgers lead in a meaningless game as the Dodgers are locked into the third seed in the NL playoffs. He was hobbling a bit yes but...
Despite Yasiel Puig’s monster season he is still only a rookie and it’s rookie hazing season, and he is not exempt. The phenom dressed as the popular 1950′s character Gumby.
Rookie hazing photos courtesy of @Patrick_ONeal Gumby Puig. #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/x8VSLNq35q
— DodgersBeat (@DodgersBeat) September 27, 2013
Yasiel Puig is Gumby and Gumby is Yasiel Puig.
They will have home-field advantage through the first round of the playoffs. Unlike last postseason they will also have Bartolo Colon.
But will the Oakland A’s have left fielder Yoenis Cespedes?
That’s a big question looking ahead. And for all the A’s had to celebrate after Friday’s 8-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners the health of Cespedes will loom large in their postseason...
Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers engaged in the time-honored, last-season tradition of MLB rookie hazing. At least I hope that’s the case, because if young phenom Yasiel Puig willingly and without reason dressed up in a Gumby costume (I’m Gumby, dammit!) and posed for a photo with living broadcasting legend Vin Scully? Well, that would […]The post Nothing to see here,...
Yasiel Puig may have changed the Los Angeles Dodgers’ fortunes this season, but that doesn’t mean the National League West champs won’t throw …
The Los Angeles Dodgers became the latest major league team to dress their rookies up in ridiculous costumes on Thursday, and their two most highly touted young guys stole the show.
Yasiel Puig embarked on the team’s final road trip dressed as Gumby — and made sure to take a picture with legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully along the way — but even that paled in comparison...
The large part of the Dodgers success has to be how fun-loving a team they seem to be.
As the season winds down tis the season of rookie hazing. Usually the hazing has some kind of theme…not really understanding the connection of Gumby and Mr. Stay Puft. But I digress.
This is chemistry personified…maybe….
The team that hazes together stays together.
Superstar Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is still a rookie, meaning it's time for some rookie hazing. Here he is dressed as Gumby.
Baseball is as much a national pastime in Cuba as in the United States, and the source of much-coveted talent. Here's a look at five who are thriving in Major League Baseball, and five more currently starring in the Caribbean nation's domestic series.
- Yasiel Puig, 22, Dodgers. Batting .324 with 19 home runs this year. Helped spark Los Angeles to the NL West title...