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Top Cuban baseball players may start playing in the Mexican League as early as next season. Cuba has changed their policy regarding professional athletes allowing them to sign contracts with foreign professional leagues reports Anne-Maria Garcia of the Associated Press. The Cuban Government announced the policy change through GRANMA the official newspaper of Cuba's Communist Party. The athletes will still have to "fulfill their obligations at home" which suggests they will need to be available for international tournaments and any Cuban domestic league. It is unclear how this will effect baseball players who come to play in the United States. Cuban athletes will have to pay taxes on their earnings from foreign clubs and the U.S. embargo outlaws nearly all transactions with the Cuban government.
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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 […]
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 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.
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 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.
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 Dodgers will continue to stick to the Hanley Ramirez Injury Mandate as the season winds down.
The Dodgers are sticking to their plan of resting Hanley Ramirez in the final two weeks of the regular season, in hopes of having him ready to play every day in the playoffs. Ramirez is out of the lineup Friday night against the Rockies, but manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez would start...
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...
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...