No One Walks Off The Island - Yasiel Puig Story

Just before dawn one day in late April 2012, four young Cubans stood on an otherwise deserted beach, peering hard into the Caribbean darkness. They were trying to escape their native country, and they were waiting for the boat that would take them away. Thirty minutes passed, then 60. Still no boat. Three men and one woman, the group had arrived at the designated spot close to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Mattingly concerned about Puig saga

Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The Magazine story detailing its five-month investigation, Puig has received death threats...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Report: Yasiel Puig Receiving Death Threats From Cuban Smugglers

The latest report involving the Dodgers star right-fielder may be the most disturbing yet, and it sounds like something out of an Oliver Stone screenplay. USA Today is reporting that Yasiel Puig has been receiving recent threats on his life. The tale is being told by a Cuban boxer, Yunior Despaigne, who claims he defected Cuba with Puig and is fearful for his own safety, after...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Dodgers 2, Giants 1: Exhale

In between Yasiel Puig doing all the things that make him great – and don’t forget the out-of-nowhere catch that may have saved a run in the eighth inning – there was actually a baseball game today. I know! And once again, Hyun-jin Ryu is making people notice that the Dodgers have more than two outstanding starting pitchers. Ryu shut out the Giants on 112 pitches over seven...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Yasiel Puig drops routine fly ball, still gets runner at second (GIF)

Yasiel Puig being Yasiel Puig.During the Los Angeles Dodgers versus San Francisco Giants afternoon game, Yasiel Puig misplayed an easy fly ball from Brandon Belt‘s bat by trying to catch it with one-hand, although Puig quickly picks up the ball and manages to get Belt with a cannon throw to second base.Puig made another exciting play, running all the way to the right field wall...
Via The MLB Nation
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Yasiel Puig Just Had The Most Yasiel Puig Inning Ever

We don’t usually do in-game posts, but Yasiel Puig doesn’t usually do, well, this. In the third inning, with one out and Brandon Belt on first, Brandon Hicks lifted an easy fly ball to right field, where Puig lazily tried to one-hand it and let it drop. But before a million columnists could register a billion articles worth of “HE’S RUINING THE GAME!” outrage, Puig made...
Via Dodgers Digest
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WATCH: Yasiel Puig drops fly ball, then guns out runner

The extremes you experience when dealing with Yasiel Puig are pretty incredible. During the bottom of the second inning between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Brandon Hicks hit a fly ball to right with one out and a man on first. Puig was there to field it and tried to do […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Yasiel Puig Hiding Behind Statement

Yasiel Puig’s agent issued a statement that said Puig will not be commenting on the chilling Los Angeles Magazine story that detailed his escape from Cuba. “I’m aware of the recent articles and new accounts. I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject. I’m represented on this matter, and I’m only focused on being a...
Via Sports Blog Talk
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Yasiel Puig Owns His Fly Out With A Home Run Trot

Yasiel Puig's fly ball to right field was the best looking out you'll see all season. Just take that home run trot right to the dugout, son.
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Yasiel Puig Admired His Fly Out Like a Pro's Pro

You'd think a guy who reportedly went through this would know a home run when he sees one.carmenkiew bwo LBSFollow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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Did a Yasiel Puig associate help make threats aimed at the Dodger 'disappear?'

Two days ago, Los Angeles magazine claimed to tell the fascinating tale of LA Dodger Yasiel Puig's defection from Cuba to the States. The Post summarizes:Puig’s complex tale that led him to the Dodgers includes Mexican drug cartels, murder, smugglers and a staged kidnapping, amazingly helping him land a seven-year, $42 million contract and superstar status....Puig’s journey...
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WATCH: Yasiel Puig flies out to right, pimps it like a home run

Yasiel Puig may be the new version of Manny Being Manny. This dude gave us yet another unforgettable moment on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were in extra innings at AT&T Park and Puig was batting with one out, Hanley Ramirez on second, and the game tied at 2. Puig […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 428: Jesse Katz on Yasiel Puig`s Origin Story by Ben Lindbergh and Jason Wojciechowski

Ben and Jason talk to Jesse Katz about his reporting on Yasiel Puig`s harrowing escape from Cuba.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez, Crushing and Missing

The Dodgers are off to a 9-4 start, despite plenty of roadblocks on the way. Clayton Kershaw has pitched just once and likely won’t be back until well into May. A.J. Ellis is out with knee surgery. Brian Wilson has had elbow trouble. The Yasiel Puig saga never seems to end, on or off the […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

That’s … weird: Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu engage in dugout tickle fight (video)

Before the Los Angeles Dodgers squared off against the rival Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, teammates Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu tried to keep the mood loosey-goosey in the dugout by engaging in a tickle fight, of all things. It’s rare to see two grown ass men tickle each other, but I suppose that’s what makes […] The post That’s … weird: Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu engage...
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World’s Worst Person Yasiel Puig Picked A (Tickle) Fight With Hyun-Jin Ryu

Getty Image The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 yesterday on the powerful and hot bats of Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez, but the effort didn’t come without the same old nonsense from troublemaker Yasiel Puig. The Cuban-born player continued to show that he has as little class as a Kardashian taking selfies with your President Obama at a White House music...
Via With Leather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu Get in to Tickle Fight Prior to Sunday's Game

There has been a lot said about the young outfielder of the Los Angeles Dodgers; mostly that along with having a cannon of an arm and a dangerous bat he is immature as can be. When it comes to being late to games and getting in trouble with the law for doing stupid things that is true. However, when it comes to getting in a tickle fight with another player (Hyun-Jin Ryu) I'd...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hyun Jin Ryu & Yasiel Puig smack each other around in the dugout

GIF Link So last time they were having whatever this is, but now Yasiel Puig and Hyun Jin Ryu have graduated to smacking each other.
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WATCH: Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu have a tickle fight

Yasiel Puig and Hyun Jin Ryu did … something together in the dugout before the game. GIF Link
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GIF: Yasiel Puig And Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Tickle Fight Is Too Funny

Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu engaged in a tickle fight during the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game. Here's the GIF.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu had a tickle fight (GIF)

You know how we know things are perfectly fine between Yasiel Puig and his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates? Because if they weren’t, I highly doubt he’d be engaging in tickle fights before the game. A tickle fight between two grown men is the ultimate sign of friendship — right? Puig and Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs, Dodgers say they've moved past pool incident

PHOENIX -- The Dodgers put the "p" in the Chase Field swimming pool last September, but no one made a big deal out of it in their initial return Friday, not even the crowd. The Dodgers received only the normal jeers when they batted, with Yasiel Puig hearing it the most, as usual. Otherwise, it was calm. There was no unflattering signage. No lifeguard. No bouncers.  Call...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig back in Dodgers' lineup after thumb injury

PHOENIX (AP) Yasiel Puig was back in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup Friday night after being sidelined with a sprained left thumb.
Via FOXSports.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 11, 2014: The Return of the Puig

Puig will start for the first time since April 2. (By: Dustin Nosler) After splitting a 2-game series with the Tigers, the Dodgers (6-4) travel to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks (4–8). We all know what happened last time these two teams met in Arizona — the Dodgers clinched the National League West title for the first time since 2009. Yes, the Dodgers, behind a strong bullpen...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig (thumb) back in lineup for tonight

Three days after straining his thumb sliding into first base, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is back in the lineup. Sports Injury Alerts provided an update on Puig Wednesday, calling him "day-to-day." Since the Dodgers have four outfielders for three spots someone gets the short straw, and tonight it is Matt Kemp. With Puig in right field, manager Don Mattingly...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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