Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bill Plaschke is very, very happy that Yasiel Puig is gone

When Yasiel Puig was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds, one of the first people I thought of was Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke. I didn’t just think, though. I worried. I worried what Plaschke would do now that he was being deprived of one of his favorite punching bags.

And make no mistake: Plaschke hated Puig. Hated him with the heat of a thousand suns. He hated him so much that he became unhinged at times.

We’ve chronicled it before. He hated Puig’s bat flips and swagger. He hit him way, way harder for base running mistakes and missing the cutoff man than he’d ever hit anyone else, attributing such things to Puig’s inherent lack of character. When an opposing pitcher got crappy and chippy with Puig, it was somehow Puig’s fault (of course when other players do it, it’s fine). And no, Puig’s horrible, destructive nature was not limited to what he did on the baseball field. According to Plaschke Puig’s own personal history put Dodgers fans’ lives at risk.

Sincere question, for those who know:

How, in this world where the press (and, increasingly, not just the printed press, either) is in such a terrible shape, has Plaschke not ended up dancing for nickles under the pier?

 

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bill plaschke, idiot, yasiel puig

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. asinwreck Posted: March 30, 2019 at 09:06 AM (#5826991)
   2. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 30, 2019 at 10:54 AM (#5827000)
How do the Reds’ announcers feel about Puig? They seem like the kind of guys who wouldn’t like his style.
   3. Davo Posted: March 30, 2019 at 11:10 AM (#5827002)
* The story reports that late in the summer of 2012, the smugglers still wanted their money, and threatened to harm Puig unless he paid. Now that Puig is a multi-millionaire, are the smugglers still involved, and could that involvement one day lead to Dodger Stadium?

• The story notes that in the fall of 2012, one of the smugglers was killed, execution-style, after Puig allegedly complained about the harassment to his former agent, Gilberto Suarez. Could there be revenge involved, and could that one day lead to Dodger Stadium?

yep those were my immediate concerns too mm hmm.
   4. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 30, 2019 at 11:14 AM (#5827004)
Maybe you shouldn't be raising those concerns, Bill. You might be painting a target on your back.
   5. Dolf Lucky Posted: March 30, 2019 at 11:55 AM (#5827010)
How do the Reds’ announcers feel about Puig? They seem like the kind of guys who wouldn’t like his style.


It's only been one game but Thom Brennaman noted how popular Puig was with his teammates and Brennaman appeared to react positively to Puig's style of play. He also noted that Puig's game has some deficiencies, which is probably both true and an opportunity for future griping if Puig doesn't have a good year.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 30, 2019 at 11:56 AM (#5827012)
Primey for #1.
   7. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 30, 2019 at 12:10 PM (#5827016)
How, in this world where the press (and, increasingly, not just the printed press, either) is in such a terrible shape, has Plaschke not ended up dancing for nickles under the pier?


Because the Plaschkes of the world get clicks. No one reads “Yasiel Puig Was A Complicated Man Like Many Others”but people read “Yasiel Puig is The Latest Example of a Lazy Latino.” Newspapers don’t care if you read it because you agree or want to hate read it as long as you read it.

Look at the stories that get attention here. A well thought out even handed piece gets no traction, there is nothing to argue about. But write something dumb or or ignorant and it’s off the to the races.
   8. Rob_Wood Posted: March 30, 2019 at 04:11 PM (#5827076)
Look at the stories that get attention here. A well thought out even handed piece gets no traction, there is nothing to argue about. But write something dumb or or ignorant and it’s off the to the races.


I was expecting a different last word!
   9. Ken Griffey Junior Bacon Cheeseburger Posted: March 30, 2019 at 05:30 PM (#5827091)
How do the Reds’ announcers feel about Puig? They seem like the kind of guys who wouldn’t like his style.


Between Puig and Votto, I'm waiting for Marty Brennaman to spontaneously combust in the booth.
   10. Sunday silence Posted: March 31, 2019 at 01:00 AM (#5827160)
Newspapers don’t care if you read it because you agree or want to hate read it as long as you read it.


Like most threads on BTF.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMLB teams release hundreds of minor league players, per report
(7 - 4:14pm, May 31)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogNationals’ Max Scherzer signals union’s rejection of MLB’s proposed salary cuts
(2 - 4:08pm, May 31)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogSon of Agassi, Graf could be a future ace
(23 - 3:24pm, May 31)
Last: CFBF's Overflowing Pathos

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(4480 - 3:08pm, May 31)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogMLB Network to celebrate Derek Jeter's career with 64 consecutive hours of Jeter programming
(38 - 3:00pm, May 31)
Last: puck

NewsblogNot in Missouri anymore: Royals move legal home to Delaware
(7 - 9:30pm, May 30)
Last: Zach

NewsblogOT – NBA CoronaThread 2020
(3128 - 7:59pm, May 30)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogRoy Steele, the A’s ‘Voice of God,’ dies
(4 - 6:28pm, May 30)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogA's Tell Minor Leaguers They Won't Be Paid for the Remainder of the Season
(36 - 6:07pm, May 30)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogWe Can Show Baseball Reruns, Too
(64 - 10:39am, May 30)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Spring 2020
(245 - 9:29am, May 30)
Last: Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging

NewsblogThe Chinese Professional Baseball League OMNICHATTER
(404 - 6:35am, May 30)
Last: Weekly Journalist_

NewsblogMLB owners sending latest plan to MLBPA that includes sliding pay scale for players
(88 - 1:31am, May 30)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-29-2020
(16 - 11:26pm, May 29)
Last: Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome

NewsblogBatting .400? A sub-1.00 ERA? Here are the MLB records that could be threatened in an 82-game season
(48 - 8:38pm, May 29)
Last: McCoy

-->

Page rendered in 0.2724 seconds
46 querie(s) executed