Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 8/29/13
Maybe we should consider this the education of Yasiel Puig. His and ours. No Dodgers rookie has begun his career in a more electrifying manner -- or become more of a lightning rod for controversy. On Wednesday afternoon, we saw precisely how much he can affect a game, not by what he did on the field but by what he didn't do. It's possible the exact reasons he was pulled from a 4-0 win over the Chicago will ever be known, but it's reasonable to make some assumptions. Puig simply didn't play as if he cared. Watch a replay. You'll see him run not slide into second base on a ground ball by Carl Crawford that was turned into a first-inning double play. It happened just before Hanley Ramirez's home run. If Puig slides, maybe maybe he causes an errant or delayed throw, and maybe that's a two-run homer that Ramirez hits. Now fast-forward to the fourth inning. You'll see Puig run nonchalantly to catch a fly ball in right field for the third out, then fling the ball into the pavilion...
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