Yasiel Puig Got Screwed

I know that the game has moved on — as I write this right now, the Nationals are beating the Dodgers 4-3 in the sixth inning of Game 3. This game will turn on so many things, a handful of them yet to happen. But I still want to take you back quickly to the bottom of the first. The Dodgers jumped out to a 1-0 lead, and Yasiel Puig came up with one out and a runner on second. He...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig gives young Dodgers fan bat after push-up challenge (vid)

Yasiel Puig made the day of one young fan before the Los Angeles Dodgers played the San Diego Padres Thursday at Petco Park. The Dodgers slugger noticed a sign held by 12-year-old Noah Rosenberg that read, “Dreams can come true! Will do push ups 4 a bat!” Puig, showcasing his #PuigYourFriend tendencies, then invited Rosenberg down to the field and challenged the youngster...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

Yasiel Puig is aiming to prove that he can still be a valuable asset on a major league roster, and he is hoping to better his game by playing winter ball during the offseason. As J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register noted on Thursday, Puig wants to play in the Dominican Republic this winter. The 25-year-old has not played winter ball since 2012, when he appeared in 20 Puerto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to erase the unwritten rules of baseball

New York City’s beauty is undeniable, and a lot of it draws from its mixture of old architecture and modern buildings. Sometimes those two worlds collide, and the brick of the old falls to the need for the sleek design of the new. In 2009, the Bronx was no exception. Sport fan or not, anyone visiting New York City needs to visit New Yankee Stadium. Not only does it serve...
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September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Puig meets fan whose tooth he accidentally knocked out

A good gesture turned bad on Monday night when Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig knocked a fan’s tooth out with a ball he tossed into the stands. But to his credit, Puig has done his best to make it up to the young lady. Alyssa Gerharter made the brave decision to return to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night to cheer on the visiting Dodgers. The choice was a wise one,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig tries to toss ball to fan, knocks out woman's tooth

Yasiel Puig was doing something he has done hundreds of times before at the ballpark when an unfortunate sequence of events left a Los Angeles Dodgers fan missing a tooth. Puig was innocently attempting to toss a souvenir baseball to a pack of Dodgers fans after catching the final out of Monday’s 9-2 road victory over the New York Yankees when an inadvertent accident occurred…...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig puts on cheerleading uniform, dances

One thing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig doesn’t lack is energy, which is why he’d make a perfect cheerleader. Maybe that’s why he put a Dodgers cheerleading uniform on and did a cheer for both the Dodgers and Rams on Sunday. #puigyourcheeleader #goDodgers #goRams @JaredGoff16 pic.twitter.com/naD7vkz78M — Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) September 11, 2016 P-U...
Via The Sports Daily
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig expected to be recalled by Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is expected to be recalled by the Dodgers this weekend, according to a report. The Los Angeles Times’ Andy McCullough reported the news about Puig on Thursday, which comes three weeks after the outfielder was demoted. Puig was batting .260 with seven home runs in 81 games with the Dodgers prior to his demotion. When he was demoted, the Dodgers hoped Puig would change...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers have turned down lowball offers for Puig

Despite the rumors that the Los Angeles Dodgers are desperate to get rid of Yasiel Puig and would take whatever they could get for him, a new report states that that is not the case. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, team have been lowballing the Dodgers in offers, but the team has resisted them and seem intent on at least getting fair value for him. “They don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Mixed messages sent about Yasiel Puig's media availability

The Los Angeles Dodgers demoted Yasiel Puig to the minor leagues last week. And his assignment to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the team's Triple-A club, hasn't been without incident, which should come as no surprise as controversy seems to follow the 25-year-old slugger wherever he goes. Puig's recent relocation to OKC has been highlighted by him posting videos to Snapchat account...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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