Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, we talk a lot about the written and unwritten rules in baseball, along with position changes...
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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig caught pimping home run at home plate, Mets angry about it (VIDEO)

Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig was up to his old tricks again, this time it happened in Wednesday’s game against the Mets. It was Puig’s 12th home run of the year, which is already more than he hit last season, and he took his sweet time admiring it. That didn’t go over well with the Mets players. Wilmer Flores appeared to say something to him as he rounded first base, and Travis...
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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Mets upset with Yasiel Puig over slow home run trot

Yasiel Puig has done it again. The Cuban slugger is at the center of another controversy over his celebration methods.Puig clubbed a 3-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the New York Mets on Wednesday night and really admired his shot. As he rounded first, Wilmer Flores said something to him. Puig then slowed up and shouted back at Flores. Puig ended up taking...
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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Puig: I was forced to stop having fun, don't feel the same

When Yasiel Puig first came into the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he looked like one of baseball’s next superstars. Four years later, the outfielder is hitting just barely over .240 after an underwhelming 2016 season.You can blame baseball’s unwritten rules for that.As part of an ESPN feature highlighting the difficulties Latin American players have adjusting to life...
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June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Don't spend $200 on Wrigley Field ivy

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.Up: Aaron Judge is obliterating baseballs right nowAaron Judge is currently doing all of the right things...
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June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig gets one-game suspension for flipping off fans after home run

The punishment handed down to Yasiel Puig for flipping off Cleveland Indians fans is in, and it’s going to cost the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder. Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre announced Wednesday that Puig will be suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount. Puig is appealing the decision. After hitting a home run in the second inning of Tuesday’s game...
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June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts talked with Yasiel Puig about flipping off fans

After Yasiel Puig showed both of his middle fingers to the crowd in Cleveland on Tuesday night, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chose to have a conversation with his star outfielder about the incident.Puig homered off Trevor Bauer on Tuesday, and as he was heading towards the dugout after clearing the bases, he flipped the bird to some heckling fans. Puig was suspended one game by Major...
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June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig caught flipping double bird after home run

Yasiel Puig was caught flipping the double bird after a home run in Cleveland on Tuesday.The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder smacked a 2-run home run in the top of the second inning off Trevor Bauer. As he headed towards the dugout after the home run, Puig flipped the middle fingers, seemingly towards the stands: Here’s the other angle: That was Puig’s 10th homer of the season...
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June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig launches home run, then flips off Indians fans

Entering Tuesday, Yasiel Puig had made it about two and a half months without making any negative headlines.The Dodgers outfielder known as much for his tardiness as for his talent, was simply chugging along as a just-above-replacement-level part-time player with an uninspiring .234/.309/.402 slash line. No feuds with teammates, no brawls, no drunken snap chats, no bar fights, no...
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June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Puig snaps at 'stupid' question about diminished role

Once one of the biggest up-and-coming stars in MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has taken a backseat since last season. In Phoenix, Ariz. for spring training, Puig was asked how he feels about this shift, and he didn’t exactly respond with grace. The previously carefree cadence of his speech was replaced by something angrier, as the former All-Star outfielder said...
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March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

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