Does Yasiel Puig's Exuberance Make Him a Target?

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dodgersfanjeff
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By Mark Saxon

LOS ANGELES -- Baseball is played within a vague medieval hierarchy.

If you are a rookie, you are to behave as if you were paint coated on a wall. You can be seen, but you shouldn't be heard. And, above all, you shouldn't make a spectacle of yourself.

Yasiel Puig comes from another baseball culture, a freer, Cuban style, and he refuses to play by the blue-collar code of this country's game. In the minor leagues, he was famous for his bat flips, even in batting practice. Already, he has developed a dugout dance with Luis Cruz or Hanley Ramirez after he hits home runs.

I happened to spend some time in the Arizona clubhouse the past couple of days talking to pitchers for some stories I'm working on and I noticed at least one of them had taken keen notice of Puig's dugout jubilation. He pointedly compared it to the way Bryce Harper plays -- hard and aggressively, but without showmanship.

http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/dod ... m-a-target

dd88
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Now "dugout jubilation" is frowned upon for rookies? Funny stuff. Yeah you're supposed to just keep stern and quiet in the dugout after you keep making history on the field, and the crowd is going bananas. Rolling Eyes

dodgersfanjeff
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^Dave, I also think it's strange that the D-backs players seem so fixated on what's going on in the Dodgers' dugout.

dd88
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Seriously- it's not like Puig is doing antics on the field rounding the base pads after a homer. So the D-Backs don't like it when he celebrates in the dugout, huh? Hmmmm- maybe that pitch to the head of Puig wasn't so innocent after all? What better to disguise it on an 0-2 pitch?

dodgersfanjeff
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Also, I see other teams celebrate in the dugout too. I don't think most people take offense to that. It does seem like ever since Parra had that showboating incident in 2011, when he hit that HR, these two teams have not really liked each other all that much.

SaVaGe-DeF
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What a bunch of freaking cry babies.

dd88
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^^Seriously- it's rather cowardly to throw rock-hard baseballs at 90+ MPH at someone's head TWICE, and then whine and pout at the punishment like a bunch of sissies. No so tough now, Ian Kennedy?

SaVaGe-DeF
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dd88 wrote:
^^Seriously- it's rather cowardly to throw rock-hard baseballs at 90+ MPH at someone's head TWICE, and then whine and pout at the punishment like a bunch of sissies. No so tough now, Ian Kennedy?

10 games to me is to little IMO especially since he leads the NL in players hit and he threw the ball at Puig and Grienke. Monterro is another player I wanted suspended even though he just glared at Grienke. I am also surprised Kershaw didn't get suspended for swinging.

dd88
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Kershaw was smart though- he sneaked in there and threw an upper-cut with his RIGHT arm, just in case, lol.


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