(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Without him the Los Angeles Dodgers are just another underachieving team in the National League West, while Don Mattingly finds ways to spend his unexpected summer vacation.
Yasiel Puig announced he was something special almost from the time he put on a Dodgers uniform for real in June and started hitting everything thrown his way. His exuberance matched his bat, giving the lethargic Dodgers a much needed jolt of energy and helping spark them on a record-breaking run that took the team from dead last in the NL West to the odds-on favorite to win the World Series.
But at times he plays as though he were still on the sand lots of Cuba, trying to impress his friends. The 22-year-old's refusal to listen to both his manager and his teammates is a sign his level of immaturity nearly equals his level of talent.
That the Dodgers would not be where they are without him is a given. With him, though, they may be just one bonehea...