Yasiel Puig Hit Three Triples And Barely Broke A Sweat

Yasiel Puig hit three triples and a double last night and made it look pretty damned easy. He finished the night 4-5 and became the second Dodger to hit three triples in one game and the first to do it since 1901. The last guy to hit three triples in one game was Denard Span did it for the Twins in 2010. » 7/26/14 4:28pm Saturday 4:28pm

Yasiel Puig Misreads Fly Ball, Catches It Anyway, Starts Double Play

Sometimes, highlights begin with an error. Yoenis Cespedes wouldn't have made that throw if he fielded that ball correctly. But aren't highlights revered because of how those plays shouldn't be made? Isn't the impressive part that few players have the ability to recover so quickly like Cespedes did in that situation? » 7/06/14 11:04am 7/06/14 11:04am

Yasiel Puig Loves Playing In The Snow, Is Still A Giant Six-Year-Old

When we last checked in on Yasiel Puig's Instagram account, we found him proudly showing off all of his neat toys like a kid trying to impress the new neighbor boy. This one is mine. So is this one. Do you have this one? I got it for Christmas. Now, we find him frolicking in a patch of snow and continuing to be a… » 6/06/14 2:39pm 6/06/14 2:39pm

Yasiel Puig Hits Monster Home Run, Follows With Wonderful Bat Flip

In the fourth inning tonight in Miami, Yasiel Puig blasted a towering three-run homer to left-center, giving the Dodgers a 6-2 lead and Bill Plaschke a fainting spell. You see, Yasiel flipped his bat after his swing, signifying one of two things, depending on how many feet you have in the grave. It was either… » 5/03/14 11:09pm 5/03/14 11:09pm

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 4/15/14 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 4/14/14 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