Found August 22, 2013 on Diamond Hoggers:
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 to show up the next day and play nine. It’s obvious to your teammates that you’re hurting. Your insides are screaming and your body is pouring stuff out of it that doesn’t even resemble sweat. Somehow you make it through nine innings, and somehow in the ninth you’re ready for maybe one or two more if you absolutely must. It is in these times that a ballplayer learns the most about himself and his truest ability at it’s core. It’s not something that should be done often or spoken about in many circles. But if you’re going to go out and ride the booze trolley in humid South Beach in August, I at least respect t...

Yasiel Puig criticism reaches new heights of stupidity and rabble-rousing

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...

Yasiel Puig – A Misunderstood Superstar in the Making

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS SITE WWW.SPORTSREPORTSOCAL.COM Yasiel Puig is a colorful, exciting, impactful player and has been ever since he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers.  But, not everyone enjoys his mannerisms.  If you go back and look at the commentary about a young Roberto Clemente or almost any other young Latin superstar in baseball history, you see a...

Teammates deliver message to Puig

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...

Yasiel Puig Has An Interesting Way Of Signalling “One Out”

Can anyone explain what Yasiel is doing here? The young Dodgers’ star looks to be entranced as he raises his finger to signal that there is one out in the inning. Weird, right? [MLB GIF's] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Yasiel Puig, Dodgers make light of his showing up late to game

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig is one of the most talented young players in professional sports, but his attitude and personality have become a concern. He has already earned a reputation among his fellow MLB players as someone who is arrogant and not all that likable. Puig also seems to struggle with dealing […]

Puig powers Dodgers past Marlins

With his first swing of the night, Yasiel Puig snapped a slump and silenced speculation he's in the doghouse. The rookie sensation came off the bench to hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Tuesday night. Puig was held out of the starting lineup after going hitless in his past 11 at-bats. He also drew...

Yasiel Puig slaps go-ahead homer after being held out of starting lineup

The Los Angles Dodgers have a true force of nature on their hands in Yasiel Puig. The rookie was fined and taken out of the starting lineup for showing up late at Marlins Park on Tues according to a report.  Puig’s excuse was that he was stuck in traffic. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly held a closed door meeting with the phenom from Cuba and cleared the air. Please click here...

Dodgers post pic to Instagram to show Yasiel Puig made it to ballpark on time (photo)

After rookie superstar Yasiel Puig was punished by way of a fine from manager Don Mattingly for showing up late to the ballpark for Tuesday’s road game against the Miami Marlins, the Los Angeles Dodgers organization had a little fun with the story. The Dodgers posted a photo to its Instagram page which shows the […]The post Dodgers post pic to Instagram to show Yasiel Puig made...

Yasiel Puig Launches Pinch-Hit, Go-Ahead Home Run for Dodgers After Being Benched (Video)

Even while occupying a spot deep in Don Mattingly‘s doghouse, Yasiel Puig found a way to change the Dodgers fortunes with one swing on Tuesday. Puig was benched for Tuesday’s game in Miami due to poor production and fined by the team for arriving late to the ballpark. Mattingly turned to Puig as a pinch hitter with the score tied in the eighth inning, and the electrifying rookie...

Puig hits go-ahead home run in 6-4 win over Marlins

Clearly Yasiel Puig is not going to do anything in typical fashion. Not his throws not his baserunning and not being sent to the doghouse. Dramatics are the order of his day every day. Puig was benched prior to Tuesday’s game with the Miami Marlins mostly Manager Don Mattingly said because he was in a three-for-24 slump. Then Puig showed up late to Marlins Park and was fined....

Today in Yasiel Puig Being Really Great

Lately, Yasiel Puig has been in one of his slumps. For really the first time in his professional career, he’s been the target of a lot of criticism, some of it warranted and some of it over the top. Most significantly, he’s had some struggles at the plate, with his aggressive approach backfiring. Thursday afternoon, […]

Gabe Kapler Compares Yasiel Puig to Manny Ramirez, Says 2004 Red Sox Had to ‘Look the Other Way’ (Video)

It’s no secret that Manny Ramirez had the tendency to be a real pain in the neck during his time with the Red Sox. It eventually came to be too much for the Sox to handle, and they traded him away, but not after the slugger enjoyed a very successful stint in Boston. That time with the Red Sox was a balancing act for the club, particularly manager Terry Francona. Sure, Ramirez was...

Trot Times for August 20, 2013

Let's get right to the trots! Your browser does not support iframes. Home Run of the Day: Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers - 16.98 seconds [video] This pinch-hit home run is a thing of beauty. The only thing that could have made it better was if the ball slammed into the home run sculpture out there in center field, rather than landing on the stairwell next to it. Just...
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