Yasiel Puig Will Not Be A Distraction

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… » 1/08/15 11:00pm 1/08/15 11:00pm

Yasiel Puig Benched For Game 4

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. » 10/07/14 4:50pm 10/07/14 4:50pm

Bumgarner Hits Puig, Sets Off Bench-Clearing Panel Discussion

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. » 9/23/14 10:38pm 9/23/14 10:38pm

Grindcore Gods Puig Destroyer Are Back, And We've Got An Exclusive Track

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… » 9/09/14 4:08pm 9/09/14 4:08pm

Dodgers Screw Up So Hard, Commit Three Errors On One Play

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. » 9/09/14 2:07am 9/09/14 2:07am

Yasiel Puig, You Are Not That Fast

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. » 8/24/14 6:27pm 8/24/14 6:27pm

Yasiel Puig Has Crazy Reflexes

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… » 8/20/14 12:28am 8/20/14 12:28am

Yasiel Puig Almost Hits Matt Kemp With Angry Bat Toss

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. » 8/12/14 8:13pm 8/12/14 8:13pm

Yasiel Puig Snapped His Bat On A Check Swing

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… » 8/09/14 12:05pm 8/09/14 12:05pm

Albert Pujols Teaches Yasiel Puig A Lesson About Paying Attention

We saw good Puig and bad Puig last night, as the Dodgers outfielder showed off his cannon arm, then two innings later got shown up by Albert Pujols for not paying attention. Smiles all around, and a valuable lesson learned about keeping your head in the game? This was an excellent baseball sequence. » 8/05/14 9:04am 8/05/14 9:04am

Yasiel Puig Scores From Second On Fielder's Choice

Yasiel Puig scored from second on a potential around-the-horn double play last night with his ridiculous speed and an acrobatic slide into home plate. Hanley Ramirez hits a ball sharply to third and Luis Valbuena fires to second, as Puig bolts for third. As the ball makes its way around to first, the throw is a high… » 8/02/14 1:47pm 8/02/14 1:47pm

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 7/26/14 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

MLB The Show Easter Egg: Umpire Shows Yasiel Puig How To Pimp A Homer

Here's a hidden gem from this year's edition of MLB The Showspotted by our old buddy Owen Good—that players can unlock by holding onto the ball on the mound and leaving the game unpaused for more than 30 seconds. » 7/02/14 9:44am 7/02/14 9:44am

Yasiel Puig And The Stanley Cup Are Best Friends

The Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings stopped by Dodgers Stadium today, and so did the cup itself. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took the opportunity to take a photo with the trophy. Look at those two pals! » 6/17/14 9:35pm 6/17/14 9:35pm

Watch How MLB's Crazy Tracking System Saw Yasiel Puig's Diving Catch

When MLB Advanced Media showed off its new fielding-tracking system at Sloan, it looked pretty great. But now that we're seeing it in action, this is just fantastic. Here are the numbers on Yasiel Puig's diving catch at Citi Field last month. » 6/13/14 2:17pm 6/13/14 2:17pm

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 Is A Giant Six-Year-Old, And It's Great

This picture was just posted to Yasiel Puig's Instagram account, and before we go any further, you need to read the caption that was appended to it: » 5/29/14 5:56pm 5/29/14 5:56pm