Update (2:00 p.m.): TMZ has retracted their report. The man in the above video is not Puig. TMZ said:
Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig will face an MLB investigation under the league’s new domestic violence policy after his alleged involvement in a Miami brawl earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
Andy Van Slyke, a former MLB player turned coach who is also the father of Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke, had some juicy gossip from Chavez Ravine that he kept to himself by sharing it on a St. Louis radio show. According to Van Slyke, someone [Clayton Kershaw], and Van Slyke isn’t the type to name names [Clayton…
You’re Gregory Polanco. You’re not sure what to make of Starling Marte’s soft yawn of a hit, so you hedge. The rightfielder won’t be able to pick you off if you find the right space, right? Surely he won’t try to barehand it?
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to game action last week after missing more than a month of the season due to a bum hamstring, and it is real nice to have him back, because he’s been playing just like his old self.
You would think that a lengthy stint on the disabled list would spare us from dopey columns about Yasiel Puig. And yet, here we are, watching L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke turn his palms toward the sky and ask, “Do the Dodgers even neeeeeeed Yasiel Puig???”
Here’s some crappy news from the Los Angeles Times regarding Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, a favorite around these parts:
Dear Injury Gods,
You can always count on Yasiel Puig to keep things interesting, even on a cold January night in the deadest of baseball's dead period. Puig, your favorite hack columnist's favorite target, made light of the "distraction" label he is often tagged with by posting this photo on Instagram tonight and captioning it "I…
Yasiel Puig has barely been a warm body since the start of September, but Don Mattingly chose today's potential elimination game to make the change. Puig is out of the lineup, replaced by nonentity Andre Ethier.
At the same damn time?
There's no brawl here. Let's get that straight off the top. But the bad blood that's existed all season between Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and Dodgers bat-flip enthusiast Yasiel Puig reared up again tonight in Los Angeles with a simple hit by pitch.
Last summer, we introduced you to Puig Destroyer, a supergroup of scream-y grindcore enthusiasts and baseball fans named in honor of a certain Dodgers phenom. Today, we are pleased to report that the quartet (a "virtual band" featuring dudes from Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, and Curl Up and Die) is readying a…
The Dodgers pulled off a blooper for the ages tonight against the Padres. Let's go over it slowly and appreciate how terrible it was.
Yasiel Puig tried to score from second base on a ground-ball double play in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Mets. He did not score; he turned a double play into a triple play. So...it did not go well.
It should come as no surprise that a gifted athlete like Yasiel Puig, who can do ridiculous things like totally misread a ball yet still manage to catch it and start a double play, cover 95 feet in the outfield nearly perfectly, or...this, would also have cat-like reflexes. Here he is slamming his helmet down in…
Yasiel Puig popped up on the first pitch he saw from Mike Minor in the third inning in Atlanta and tossed his bat away in disgust. Unfortunately, he threw it right at the on-deck circle where Matt Kemp was getting himself ready for his at-bat. Celebratory bat flips for all, angry bat tosses for none.
Yasiel Puig can make even a check swing interesting. Puig was initially going to take a hack at Zach Duke's 2-1 pitch in the seventh inning last night, but thought better of it and stopped his hands right in front of him. The portion of the bat not in his hands, however, just kept going and snapped because Puig's…