The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned Yasiel Puig to Triple A last week, and on Monday night he posted a bunch of videos of himself partying with his new teammates. The Dodgers were, predictably, unhappy about this.
One piece of evidence that Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is very good at his job is that when he reported that Yasiel Puig stormed out of Dodger Stadum after being told he was going to be traded or demoted, it was accepted as gospel even without confirmation from either side, or even anyone else reporting it. An even…
This afternoon’s trade fucking deadline came and went without Yasiel Puig switching teams, despite his Los Angeles Dodgers acquiring Josh Reddick. However, something much stranger happened. For a few hours, it was unclear whether Puig was still on the Dodgers, on his way to the minors, or on the lam after storming off…
When Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff was just 17, he had some strong takes and the stones to express them publicly:
It was a majestic single, to be fair, arcing high into the Southern California night. It flew a solid 373 or so feet to the 375-foot mark of right-center, and if Puig could have been forgiven for thinking it might’ve been gone, his manager firmly made the point that he should have left the batter’s box just in case.
The Dodgers opened up Dodger Stadium for the season with a 4-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks and their weird new road uniforms (Rob Lowe is not a fan). L.A. had a slim lead for most of the game but Arizona came back at the end and scored all their runs after Kenta Maeda sat down. Yasiel Puig did, however, provide…
I feel bad for the Padres fans who went to watch their team host the Dodgers yesterday, only to watch horrified as their Southern California rivals whipped the everliving shit out of their team in front of masses of visiting fans. It was an altogether embarrassing 15-0 drubbing, in which Clayton Kershaw arguably hit…
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?
The following is excerpted from The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse.
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.