Originally written on Diamond Hoggers  |  Last updated 8/22/13
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...
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