Found October 13, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
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 Los Angeles Dodger fans to the young star. My oldest son, a true blue Met fan, lives in Los Angeles and reports to me that the enthusiasm for the Dodgers in L.A. is off the charts. He’s never seen anything like it. According to Kernan, Puig has been a transformative figure on the Dodgers. By playing ‘all-out’ each and every time he steps on the baseball field, Puig has almost single handedly changed the culture of the Dodger baseball team. Nicknamed ‘Wild Horse’, Puig has often been difficult to rein in, a huge responsibility for Dodger manager Don Mattingly. Always at home in front of a camera, Puig is a modern d...

Yasiel Puig's epic ... yet premature ... bat flip

Puig thought he hit a 4th inning home run off Adam Wainwright but the ball didn’t quite make it over the right-field wall. Puig still managed to turn the long fly ball into a triple.  Brian McCann is not impressed!

Yasiel Puig Prematurely Pimps A Home Run Turned Triple

Los Angeles Dodgers dancing diva Yasiel Puig prematurely pimped a blast he anticipated was leaving the yard for his first knock of the National League Championship series. Puig still managed to fist pump his way to a triple after the ball cairned off the outfield wall. Puig is definitely walking a fine line between swagger and stupidity. The post Yasiel Puig Prematurely Pimps A...

Yasiel Puig celebrates home run, triple in same at-bat (VIDEO)

Yasiel Puig snaps an 0-for-11 skid by flipping his bat after what he believes is a home run in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cardinals. In actuality, he has hit a triple. After, say, 30 feet into his bat-flip-punctuated stroll, he realizes his miscalculation and goes from a casual home run trot into overdrive. He ends up with a stand-up triple and two celebrations in one at-bat...

Puig, Dodgers shake off slump in Game 3 win

LOS ANGELES-- The 2013 National League Championship Series has seen some of the best pitching -- and undoubtedly some of the worst hitting ever in the Major League Playoffs. And even after the 3-0 win over the Cardinals to narrow the series to a 2-1 St. Louis lead, no Dodger player would tell you that they feel the offense is coming back to form. "Not at all," said catcher...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, Dazed and Confused

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had a sensational 2013 regular season. After a June callup, Puig set the baseball world on fire, posting an otherworldly .436/.467/.713 line in his first month. He didn’t maintain that pace, but still, at the end of the year, only Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, and Chris Davis could top Puig’s 160 OPS+. He followed up his excellent...

Yasiel Puig’s Bat Flip Was Classic for Various Reasons (Video)

Puig who was hitless in the NLCS, thought he had a homerun when he did this. Yasiel Puig bat flip It ended up being a RBI triple, but funny nevertheless H/T @CJZero

Photo: Yasiel Puig rolls into game in custom white Rolls Royce

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig rolled into Game 3 of the NLCS vs. St. Louis in his customized Rolls Royce. Boss.

GIF: Yasiel Puig’s premature bat flip is more epic than any other bat flip

Only Yasiel Puig can get away with a premature, epic bat flip. Puig drilled a ball off Adam Wainwright in the fourth-inning that he thought had left the building, however it didn't clear the right field wall.

Adam Wainwright Didn’t See Yasiel Puig’s Antics, But Accuses Adrian Gonzalez of ‘Mickey Mouse Stuff’

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright wasn’t thrilled following Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, and it wasn’t just because he took the loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wainwright didn’t pitch poorly by any stretch of the imagination — he gave up just two runs over seven innings — but the Cardinals couldn’t push any runs of their own across...

Los Angeles Dodgers show signs of life

Yasiel Puig prematurely celebrates what was a RBI triple to right field (photo credit: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports) Back in the comfort of their own ballpark, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. The win moves the series to 2-1 in favor of the Cardinals with the Dodgers looking for the tie on Tuesday...

Yasiel Puig Hit Triple Despite Starting With A Home Run Trot

Yasiel Puig has scary talent. Who can admire an almost Home Run with an epic bat flip, slowly jog out of the batter’s box and still end up with a stand-up triple? Puig. This triple capped off a 2-run fourth inning for the Dodgers who won Game 3 of the NLCS 3-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals. GIF: [FTW] The post Yasiel Puig Hit Triple Despite Starting With A Home Run Trot appeared...

Adam Wainwright doesn’t fully understand the concept of a “bat flip”

After Yasiel Puig showcased an epic (but premature) bat flip celebration in Game 3 of the NLCS against him on Monday, Adam Wainwright tried one of his own while at the plate in the top of the sixth inning. It was a little bit too aggressive, however, as the bat was flung all the way to the photographers pit just beside the Dodgers dugout. I know Wainwright isn’t paid to perform...

Cardinals Pitching Dominates Dodgers Again in NLCS Game Two

[Box Score] [ESPN Los Angeles] Wacha Wacha! Alright, so I didn’t see this game – I was playing the best 18 holes of my life – so it’s hard to analyze it too much. The Dodgers find themselves in an 0-2 hole. I saw that Yasiel Puig struck out four more times. The Dodgers, my playoff horse that I’ve strapped my oxcart to; are now facing a game three in Los Angeles against...

Dodgers 2013 NLCS player panic ratings: Which player will fans flood my mentions with curse words about?

*Click To Enlarge* I did player panic ratings for the Dodgers before the NLDS, so I figured why not do they for the NLCS too? See, while fans go nuts at players during the regular season, they absolutely lose sanity during the postseason. I understand that, because there’s more at stake, but sane people let it go after they calm down, while insane people let it dictate their perception...
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