Found August 23, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
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 fan, I’d be nervous about Puig in
October. He’s as likely to cost the Dodgers a playoff game with a needless
mistake as he is to win one on a walk-off home run. For a while, Puig’s frequent
fundamental lapses were forgivable. Airmailed cutoff men and unnecessary outs
on the basepaths were accepted as part of The Puig Show. Besides, he was saving
the season. Let him be.”
“No more. Puig and Hanley Ramirez have turned the Dodgers into near-certain NL West champions. Now it’s
time to prepare for the playoffs. And clearly, Puig isn’t ready.”
Morosi would go onto talk
about Puig’s serie
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— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 22, 2013
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