Found August 21, 2013 on Ride The Pine:

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig proved to Instagram users that he was on time for Wednesday night’s game in Miami by taking a picture while pointing to a clock that read 3:18. Puig made headlines on Tuesday when he was fined “more than a dollar and less than $10,000″ for arriving 30 minutes late to Marlins Park.  Puig was pulled from the starting lineup after being tardy but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly claimed that he was planning on resting Puig that day anyway. Puig was staying with family in Miami and claimed heavy traffic was the reason for his delay. Puig ended up pinch-hitting in the 8th inning and hitting a go-ahead home run off Marlin Dan Jennings. The post Yasiel Puig Showed Up On Time Today And Proved It On Instagram appeared first on Ride The Pine.


Yasiel Puig Fined For Being Late

Is this a warning sign of more issues to come with Yasiel Puig? I certainly hope not. The Dodgers are right fielders are no strangers to controversy, just ask Raul Mondesi. It was reported that Dodgers outfielder, couldn’t quite make it on time to the ballpark in Florida. His teammates were already dressed and ready, but Puig was nowhere to be found. Puig apparently was staying...

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Dodgers' Puig held out of starting lineup at Miami

Yasiel Puig is out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup against the Miami Marlins, and manager Don Mattingly says the one-day move was made because of the rookie's slump. Puig was late arriving at the ballpark for Monday's game, but Mattingly said the decision to sit him had already been made. The young outfielder was hitless in his past 11 at-bats and 6-for...

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

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(via Getty Image)Miami sports talk radio host Josh Friedman created quite the stir yesterday when he Tweeted the following:Of course, that created two kinds of responses:1) The media members who have been stroking Yasiel Puig’s young ego and building him into the Cuban Bo Jackson immediately went into full-blown “What a classless punk” mode, using such terms as “hogwash...

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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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