Found April 04, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
A member of a MLB team showed up 20 minutes late for practice today and was benched as punishment. For 99.9% of ballplayers, this would be a blip on the radar. Reporters would tweet the news or include it in pre-game notes. The world would move on, scarcely noticing it. I'm told Puig thought he was supposed to be here by 10. Stretch was at 9:40. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) April 4, 2014 Oh, it was Yasiel Puig? Well, then… FREAK OUT! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE!!! Yes, Yasiel Puig was late. That’s not good. His history of playing fast and loose with team rules and the speed limit have lost him the benefit of the doubt. While it is entirely possibly, if not probable, that Puig simply got the start time of team stretch wrong, there is at least a chance that he was late because he was just acting irresponsibly. As such, a punishment was meted out that seemed appropriate to the offense. Puig has vowed to get his act together, but for him to suddenly become an upstanding ...
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