Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 7/8/13
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PHOENIX -- Kirk Gibson sees a lot of his younger self in rambunctious, sometimes reckless Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig. He approves. "That's refreshing to watch," said Gibson, the Diamondbacks manager. "Honestly, even from an opponent's point of view, that's refreshing." Former Tigers manager Sparky Anderson once said Gibson played 150 percent at all times, and nothing made Gibson prouder. Puig, a Cuban emigre who signed a seven-year, 42 million contract last summer, seems to have that gene. Puig plays fully revved, and he has taken the NL by storm in his first six weeks, hitting .409 with eight home runs, eight doubles and five stolen bases. He doubled a runner off first base after catching a fly ball on the warning track in right field in his major league debut, drawing immediate comparisons to Vladimir Guerrero. At the same time, he was thrown out trying to steal third base with the Dodgers' Nos. 4 and 5 hitters coming up yesterday, a learning experience. Manager Don Matti...
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