Life, Death, And Yasiel Puig: LA Mag's Jesse Katz Is Here To Chat

Los Angeles Magazine's Jesse Katz, who wrote that great story on Yasiel Puig's defection from Cuba—you can get a refresher here—is in the comments below, ready to take your questions. Follow Jesse on Twitter @byjessekatz, stop by his website, and/or check out his book The Opposite Field, a memoir on parenting and… » 4/15/14 1:59pm Tuesday 1:59pm

Yasiel Puig's Defection Story Is Crazier Than You Could Imagine

Over at Los Angeles Magazine, Jesse Katz has a story in which he attempts to reconstruct Yasiel Puig's journey from Cuba to the major leagues, which you should absolutely make some time to read in full. It's a great story full of scenes that feel ripped straight from a screenplay, but above all it reveals that Puig's… » 4/14/14 12:09pm Monday 12:09pm

Harold Reynolds Announces Revolutionary Findings In Physics

As Yasiel Puig and Josh Hamilton recently found out, sliding into first base is a dumb idea. It is, first, a good way to get hurt, and also everyone knows that it doesn't get you to the bag any faster, because the gains you make by getting closer to the bag are canceled out by negative acceleration and friction. What… » 4/11/14 1:39pm 4/11/14 1:39pm

Yasiel Puig Isn't Perfect, But He's Everything Great About Baseball

The first time ever I saw Yasiel Puig was last year in Glendale, Ariz., at a no-account game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers that, for reasons no one was clear on, drew 13,721 spectators, the largest crowd in Cactus League history. » 4/08/14 2:27pm 4/08/14 2:27pm

There Are Already Dumb Things Being Written About Yasiel Puig

This has to be some kind of record. The Los Angeles Dodgers are just two official games into the season, and the Los Angeles Times' Bill Plaschke has already fired off his first "Yasiel Puig is tearing this team apart!" column of the year. It doesn't make any damn sense. » 3/26/14 11:57am 3/26/14 11:57am