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Yasiel Puig Newsbeat
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Yasiel Puig returned to the lineup with a bang-bang-bang on Friday night, becoming the first Los Angeles Dodgers player since Jimmy Sheckard in 1901 to hit three triples in a single game.
...he became the 49th player in MLB history with at least three triples.
Jimmy Sheckard! That’s who Puig reminds me of! Man, that’s been bugging me.
The first triple was a little sporty. A drive into left center that was batted down by a fan. The umps spent four minutes looking at it and then awarded him a triple, which seems unlikely given the ball was left of center but whatever. I’m sure nobody wanted the headache of telling him to go back to second.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Mr. Burns, I think we can trust the President of Cuba.
Monday, June 02, 2014
“I think Puig is definitely in this family of nearly mythical characters.” ~ John Thorn
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
If he really got a guy sentenced to 7 years with a false testimony, that’s pretty terrible.
Monday, April 21, 2014
How fair is it for Latin and black players to be criticized for playing the game the wrong way? Is the right way really “the white way?” Who keeps track of the “unwritten rules?”
Just a few years ago, for the first time, more professional players were under contract (counting all baseball players at the major and minor league levels) who had been born outside the United States than were born inside the country. Most of those players are Latinos, prominently from Venezuela, the Dominican, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba, among other nations. Increasingly, these players are coming from a background unlike that of the white players they’re facing in the professional leagues in the U.S. they haven’t been “schooled” in the unwritten rules of the game.
Bat flips, slow home run trots, gesticulations on the mound and on the basepaths — these are all things the Latin players are introducing to the big league game here in this country. Sometimes it seems the hubbub over these incidents are more about race than right.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I found the anecdotes about the other players particularly interesting.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Friday, April 04, 2014
He doesn’t feel tardy…
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