Found October 18, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Backs against the wall? No big deal ... or so it seems from the way the Los Angeles Dodgers are acting heading into Game 6 of the NLCS at St. Louis trailing 3-2. Check out this pregame picture of Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez. Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez sign Mickey Mouse and Rally Squirrel posters made by Busch Stadium Sign Guy. Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez sign Mickey Mouse and Rally Squirrel posters made by Busch Stadium Sign Guy. -- Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 18, 2013 Puig mistakenly celebrated what he thought was a home run in the Dodgers' Game 3 win -- it turned out to be a triple -- and Gonzalez flashed "Mickey Mouse" ears after homering in the Dodgers' Game 5 win in reference to an earlier comment made by St. Louis starting pitcher Adam Wainwright. After Game 3, Wainwright accused Gonzalez of heckling, "doing some Mickey Mouse stuff" on third base. But as you can see the Dodgers are having fun with it. Plus, there's these light-hearted tweets before Friday night's Game 6 which the Dodgers must win if they want to play on Saturday. 90 minutes until game time. #ITFDB -- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 18, 2013 #Dodgers spirit in St. Louis (via @MLB ): -- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 18, 2013 Getting loose in St. Louis: -- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 18, 2013

Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez pose with Dumbo and squirrel signs

After St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright made unflattering comments about the Dodgers saying that Adrian Gonzalez was doing “Mickey Mouse stuff” and took exception with the celebration of Yasiel Puig on a triple two batters later. On Friday some fans in St. Louis made some clever signs poking fun at the pair of Dodgers. Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez sign Mickey Mouse...

Yasiel Puig takes the criticism, taunting in stride, takes away lessons

Everything is magnified in the playoffs, and you could tell just by the Yasiel Puig criticism. For us Dodger fans, Puig really didn’t do anything all that odd in the postseason, but I had him ranked as a ’10′ twice in the panic ratings for a reason. Puig had a great NLDS, had a great NLCS at home, and had a miserable NLCS on the road. He made great defensive plays, he made...

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Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been a lightning rod since breaking into the league and apparently the NLCS umpire crew didn't take too kindly to his act. Ken Gurnick and Lyle Spencer of have the details: Puig has enraged the crew which believes he is showing up umpires at home plate. It nearly came to a head in Game 5 when Puig was called out on strikes by plate...

Cardinals dismiss Gonzalez's Mickey Mouse ears

If the Cardinals had a problem with Adrian Gonzalez flashing Mickey Mouse ears after homering in Game 5, they're not letting on. "As far as getting under our guys' skin, our guys want to compete," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday, an off-day in their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "We're not out there to make friends. "We'...

Yasiel Puig had an error-filled Game 6 (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Few MLB players have been as controversial this season as Yasiel Puig. Some love him for his hustle, speed, power bat and power arm, and overall enthusiasm. Others say he is cocky, immature, celebrates too much, and makes stupid errors in the field or on the bases. I like […]

Baseball's cultural collision works

Adrian Gonzalez hit two home runs Wednesday that helped the Dodgers beat the Cardinals, 6-4, and survive another game in the National League Championship Series. After the first of them, he celebrated by using his hands to flash "Mickey Mouse" ears toward his teammates as he neared the Dodgers' dugout. "Just having fun," a smiling Gonzalez explained to me...

Adrian Gonzalez autographed poster of him in Mickey Mouse ears riding Dumbo

Adrian Gonzalez is having a lot of fun with this whole Mickey Mouse thing. To refresh your memory, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said after Game 3 of the NLCS that Gonzalez was doing some “Mickey Mouse stuff” on the bases after hitting an RBI double to put the Los Angeles Dodgers up 1-0. […]

McNeal: Mickey Mouse ears, really? Cards have more important things to ponder

ST. LOUIS -- Before checking on three things to watch in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, let's weigh in on one thing that hopefully we won't see. That would be making too big a deal of the antics of Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and any Dodgers who choose to express themselves in ways that rankle the purists. If they want to flip their bat, let them. The Dodgers did...

Dodgers acknowledge maturity issues with Yasiel Puig

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Kevin Kernan put together an interesting piece earlier in the week in the New York Post on Dodger baseball phenom Yasiel Puig. In his first sentence, he speculates that Puig is ready for October baseball, but wonders whether baseball is ready for Puig. He builds his piece around what he calls the ‘Puig Philosophy,’ an aggressive, hustling brand of baseball that has endured...

Dodgers stay alive, optimistic after forcing Game 6

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Dodgers having fun, but know when to be serious

On some level, the Dodgers seem to be having too much fun. They flip their bats triumphantly after home runs. They make Mickey Mouse ears. Their manager insists his team is really "America's team" and that the fans of St. Louis would love nothing more than to see a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series. So we've got to ask: What's going on here...

Report: White Sox strike deal with Jose Abreu

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Dugout Digest - Game 6

The results of yesterday's games were the absolute best result for neutral fans and baseball as a whole. The Dodgers beat the Cardinals 6-4 to send the NLCS back to St Louis, and the Tigers beat the Red Sox 7-3 to tie the ALCS at two games apiece and ensure the series is going to head back to Boston. PIC OF THE DAY Adrian Gonzalez is Mickey Mouse... (Richard Mackson...

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Several people I spoke with and greatly respect said they were disappointed the Mets didn’t make a run at Cuban free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68-million contract with the Chicago White Sox. Considering the success of Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, all of a sudden tapping the Cuban market is the hot thing. But sometimes...
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