Watch the video included with the story. I think it does a great job peeling back the curtain on the sort of shenanigans that go on inside the Dodgers’ clubhouse all the time — not just between Puig and Juan Uribe, and not just when the Hollywood Reporter is making a celebrity out of a baseball player.
Those kind of antics are often difficult for reporters to put into words, language barrier or not. Even when you quote the banter verbatim (here’s a good example from today between Skip Schumaker and Nick Punto), the light-hearted freneticness of the moment doesn’t always jump out of the page/computer screen in a way that screams “this team obviously has good chemistry.”
But yeah, this team obviously has good chemistry.
• Remember when leadership was a big question mark for the Dodgers? The answer was on a bench that’s emerged as the heart of the 2013 club, writes colleague Vincent Bonsignore.
• Uribe was the victim of another hidden ball trick yesterday:
• Chet Faker, whose cover of the classic Blackstreet track “No Diggity” went viral when it was featured in a booze commercial, has a new song: