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Yasiel Puig is on time, back in the lineup

Aug 21, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

And people think Yasiel Puig was going to be emboldened in his bad behavior as a result of being allowed to play in last night’s game. But here he is, back at the clubhouse on time!

 

He’s also back in today’s lineup.

Cue Bill Plaschke’s outrage and hand-wringing.

  1. El Bravo - Aug 21, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    This right here is hilarious. I hope he hits 10 dinger dongers tonight.

    • Jeff M. - Aug 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      The Dodgers clubhouse is pretty loose and fun this year. They’re fun to watch.

      Did you see the pic of Uribe’s shoe taped to a base?

  2. apkyletexas - Aug 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Here’s his line for the past 7 days, according to Baseball-Reference.com: BA .158, OBP .158, SLG .368, OPS .526.

    Looks like the wheels have come off. Show’s over kid. Feels like I hardly knew you.

    • brianincbus - Aug 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      Right, because 7 days is really a large enough sample size to make that judgement.

      • apkyletexas - Aug 21, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        Good point. You can see the wheels coming off because his 7 day stats are already way down from his 14-day totals: BA .261, OBP .314, SLG .457, OPS .770.

        By comparison, Puig’s stats fall short of Pittsburgh’s light-hitting shortstop Clint Barmes over the same period: BA .286, OBP .333, SLG .571, OPS .905.

        Yup. The Puig experiment is almost over already. Can’t even out-slug Clint Barmes. Time to pack in the old glove, Yasiel.

      • tigersfandan - Aug 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        True, but you could argue from the opposite side and say people were much too quick to crown Puig as the next big superstar.

      • kruegere - Aug 21, 2013 at 7:39 PM

        That comment
        __________
        Your head

      • Old Gator - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:38 AM

        apy, I hate to say this, but you sound like another iteration of our resident Artificial Stupidity, Poor Dim One Note Harry – a second version of which this blog needs like a hemorrhoid going septic.

    • stercuilus65 - Aug 22, 2013 at 6:04 AM

      I remember when trolls used to be clever….

  3. losanginsight - Aug 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Keep the Puig stories coming! This is why LA is a Big Market..Don’t get mad at PBT, ESPN, Fox Sports, or MLB TV. If this guy was in a small market you never would hear about him.
    Let’s Go (1st Place) Dodgers!

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:46 PM

      Little red light on a highway,
      Big green light on a speedway.

      • Old Gator - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:33 AM

        Hey hey hey!

  4. aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    That damn Commie doesn’t play the game the right way.

  5. jimsjam33 - Aug 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    LOL ,

    All you naysayers eat it up ! Fact is …We got him in LA and the Dodgers are in first place. Every game we see something new , hit or miss . It’s exciting and I for one am loving it . He’s the most exciting player to come into the league since Pete Rose .
    You can have all the Braun’s and Rodriguez’s you want ( cheating dogs ) I’ll take Puig .

  6. kevinbnyc - Aug 21, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    He learned a lesson AND kept his sense of humor/fun/swagger??? I thought that was impossible!!

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      West of I-5, anything’s possible.

      • Old Gator - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:34 AM

        Yep, like the machacas at Burrito King on Hyperion just west of the Glendale exit….

  7. acdc84 - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    It’s comical hearing all the Puig-hating comments. Love him or hate him, he’s pretty darn productive, and there’s not a soul in the league that wouldn’t LOVE to have him for the next 5 years for $6M per year…. I’d love to hear a reasonable argument debating the value of that Dodger-friendly contract…

  8. lymond2013 - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    I can look away…didn’t this guy rat out the guy that helped get he and his mom out of Cuba? combine that with his antics and imo he’s a classless piece of slime…these guys need to realize that getting to make your living playing a childs game is a privilege that can and should be taken away when the people in question turn out to be #@$k wads

    • Old Gator - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      The guy who helped get him out is suing him, which means nothing. Could just as easily be an exercise in pure opportunism. Your “classless piece of slime” kickstarted the Ddogers’ season and he plays with a ferocity that’s become infectious for this previously lethargic, overpaid team. Eat your envious heart out.

  9. scdocal - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:53 AM

    I will take alot of players other then Puig. Dude got talent but talent doesn’t always win out.

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