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A number of Dodgers veterans spoke with rookie Yasiel Puig this week, explaining that he needs to cut down on his mistakes.
Dodgers utility man Jerry Hairston said players essentially told Puig, "Hey, that's enough," pointing out that such mistakes could prove decisive in important games down the stretch or in the playoffs.
Puig has made a number of baserunning mistakes, has frequently missed cutoff men with his throws and showed up late for a game last week.
"A lot of things are happening to him," Hairston said. "He's a superstar at 22. He's in a new country, a new culture. We are sensitive to that.
"But if you¹re going to be a great player, you've got to do the little things. That's how you win. That's the key."
Hairston said Puig was receptive and showed notable improvement in the team's recent series in Miami.
BEST OF MAXIM
Let me preface this by acknowledging my Dodger fandom plays
into this opinion. Everyone needs to get off Yasiel Puig’s back, and the media needs to be far less lazy.
For some reason, two national writers decided to lambaste
Puig in columns this week. The first was Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Here
are some excerpts from his Tuesday column:
“But if I were a Dodgers...
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Entering the highly anticipated weekend series with the Red Sox...
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Clayton Kershaw, $200 million man?
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For most of...
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Yasiel Puig was dehydrated and received an IV last night for calf cramps, explaining why he was limping.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 22, 2013
Lebron James and South Beach made an honest man out of Yasiel Puig the other night; a very hungover honest man.
I always respected a guy who could go out until the wee hours of the night and abuse copious amounts of alcohol, only...
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Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer off...
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If the Dodgers had said, "Sorry, we want $100 million...
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Josh Beckett did so in an interview with WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford earlier this week, and his depiction of the atmosphere surrounding the Red Sox clubhouse was not a favorable one...
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Jake Peavy pitched a complete game for Boston
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(AP photo Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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