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Learning to Appreciate Yasiel Puig

October 7th, 2017 · No Comments

I have come around on Yasiel Puig. Not because he has turned into the greatest player in baseball, because he has not. Not because he had a great 2017 season, because he did not. Not because he is a fundamentally sound ballplayer, because he is not. Why, then? Because he is a fun player to […]

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Waiting … and Waiting … for Yasiel Puig

June 4th, 2017 · No Comments

Most Los Angeles Dodgers fans remember when Yasiel Puig was going to be something special. It was five years ago this week that he was called up from Triple A and for a spell looked like the Mike Trout of the National League, except with a stronger throwing arm. He was on my fantasy team, […]

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Struggling Stars, Day 1: Yasiel Puig

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

This was the year Yasiel Puig was supposed to put it all together. The kid who got MVP votes after a fairly solid second season would emerge as one of the game’s best players. Or, at least, his production would be so significant that we wouldn’t notice the things that pertain to his being a […]

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Vying for the Attention of Yasiel Puig

April 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Perhaps you read the stories, or the news reports based on the stories. Yasiel Puig has other things on his mind than playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Which might explain his repeated episodes of poor decision-making in the outfield and on the base paths and off the field. Or not. But Puig, according to […]

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Yasiel Puig: The Man, the Myth

August 24th, 2013 · No Comments

I take it, from the other side of the world, that the narrative in Los Angeles remains this: Yasiel Puig is a baseball superstar. Or a star, anyway. Or so we thought. Now, I am not so certain. And maybe this has been noted already, several times, and I have not seen it … but […]

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Yasiel Puig!

June 8th, 2013 · No Comments

As a Dodgers fan since Vin Scully was a young man and the club was still playing in the Coliseum, I have been paying attention from afar to the first week of Yasiel Puig. My appetite for information on him is whetted by his presence (since March) on my fantasy team … a guy I […]

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From Up 4-0 to Down 9-4: Let’s Play the Blame Game

October 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Do you do this? Something goes badly wrong for your team, and you spend a minute or five replaying the events in your head, and settle on what you believe led to your team’s destruction. I do that. Especially in regard to baseball, which is a start-and-stop game chock-full of decisions, choices, options. And the […]

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Up All Night: The Dodgers and the 2018 World Series

October 27th, 2018 · No Comments

If this thing goes seven, we may be zombies. Or vampires. Undead creatures of the night. We certainly will suspect we have shifted into a new time zone, one where our “days” dissolve into evenings. Over in France, I woke at about 6 a.m. Saturday, local time. Looked at my watch. Feared World Series Game […]

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Is This the Dodgers’ Year?

October 4th, 2018 · No Comments

Probably not. But at least they are in there with a chance. Dodgers fans have been waiting for a World Series championship since 1988, when Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson led them to glory. The notion that winning the National League West would translate to World Series victory … well, that has not quite worked […]

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Dodgers a Lock! Uh, No, They Were Not and Are Not

September 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Too soon. It was way too soon. After completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies eight days ago, outfielder Yasiel Puig predicted the Dodgers would win the National League West for a sixth consecutive season and a prominent Los Angeles columnist wrote: “It’s over” — that the Dodgers had their mojo back and would […]

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