No disrespect here, but we’re getting our kicks with Puig 66.
Isn’t that kind of feisty arrogance you’d think someone would have needed if he was a Cuban refugee, seeking asylum and survival, suddenly put in the blinding spotlight in a new country, with a huge contract already signed, just playing a kid’s game at the highest level as he was taught by his culture’s heritage?
What has Yasiel Puig done to become a pug?
Played the game with more reckless abandon than anyone should?
Rubbed opponents, and maybe some teammates, the wrong way?
You’ve got to wonder what would happen if Larry Bowa was still on the Dodgers’ bench as a coach trying to guide this unguided “El Cohete Cubano,” otherwise known by his teammates as “Little League Puig.”
== Last year’s MLB All-Star Game MVP, San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera, ended up serving a 50-day PED suspension the second half of the season, knocking him off the playoff roster, yielded his NL batting title, and he sits today on the Toronto Blue Jays’ DL with tendinitis in his knees.
Four possible MLB All-Star Game MVPs for the 2013 game – San Diego’s Everth Cabrera, Texas’ Nelson Cruz, Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta and Oakland’s Bartolo Colon – are under the probe of the Biogenesis case that could result in multiple suspensions sometime later this month.
“I don’t want to sound like it’s a cop out, but once the game starts, and maybe (NL probable starting pitcher) Matt Harvey creates some electricity in the stadium – how am I supposed to cram the Biogensis story into the game?” asked Fox play-by-play man Joe Buck. “I think it just ruins the feel of the game. There’s been so much written about it. It’s going to be a huge black mark and a major stain when it comes to pass. But isn’t this a night to celebrate the game? I think hitting the people over the head with the Biogenesis story is out of place and something that probably doesn’t belong in the game (narrative).”
== In the interest of global harmony, why wouldn’t the most most humane action involving with the future of Metta World Peace start with amnesty?
== Jordan Farmar is coming back to the Laker roster. Maybe, too, is Lamar Odom and Sasha Vujacic.
Who’s the roadie in charge of texting Luke Walton, Adam Morrison, D.J. Mbenga and Derek Fisher to see if they want to get the band back together for one last kiss-us-goodbye tour?
== Shouldn’t it be obvious to everyone why Dwight Howard really picked Houston over Los Angeles?
Remember when the NFL pulled its Magna Carta/Holy Grail act and made the exact same choice that Howard did, taking Houston and its $1 billion proposal to less inspired L.A. pitches in 1999?
The famous last words almost 14 years ago came from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: “A team needs to move to Los Angeles. We will have football in Los Angeles, and soon. What we did today will expedite that.”
== This NBA Summer League games they’re playing at some Orlando YMCA … why not just find some beach-front outside courts if you’re going to embarrass yourselves as a TV product at this point?