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Does Yasiel Puig's exuberance make him a target?
| June 12, 2013
| Mark Saxon
Posted on 06/13/2013 1:23:37 PM PDT by EveningStar
If you are a rookie, you are to behave as if you were paint coated on a wall. You can be seen, but you shouldn't be heard. And, above all, you shouldn't make a spectacle of yourself.
Yasiel Puig comes from another baseball culture, a freer, Cuban style, and he refuses to play by the blue-collar code of this country's game. In the minor leagues, he was famous for his bat flips, even in batting practice. Already, he has developed a dugout dance with Luis Cruz or Hanley Ramirez after he hits home runs.
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posted on 06/13/2013 1:24:50 PM PDT
("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
He is no Harper or Trout.
I'll say it now: MLB and the Dodgers better pray Puig is not connected to any performance-enhancing drug (PED) usage. Otherwise, this will end up being a gigantic public-releations nightmare against baseball itself.
posted on 06/13/2013 4:20:39 PM PDT
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