This is the video from Yasiel’s arrest for driving 110mph on a Florida Highway a few weeks back. My key takeaway from this video as a mediocre a best Spanish speaker is this: Yasiel refers to himself in the third person by his last name. Just referencing himself as “Puig”. Excellent. Just simply spectacular. I mean Puig is starting to take this whole “Ricky Being Ricky” persona to the max. This video (which is awesome) just goes to show why the off-season can not end soon enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They need to get this kid into their Spring Training Complex ASAP so they can attempt to keep an eye on him and maybe keep him out of trouble.
ESPN – Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled star rookie Yasiel Puig from Wednesday’s win against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning for disciplinary reasons. Mattingly would not disclose the exact reason for Puig’s benching.
After the game, Puig met with Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti in Mattingly’s office for about 30 minutes. Puig said Mattingly explained his removal had to do with his defensive readiness.
Maybe he didn’t get arrested but his BA has dropped over 100points since the All Star break (remember when it was a crime he didn’t make the National League Team?) and he’s taking his bad ABs out in the field with him. Donny Baseball trying anything and everything under the sun to get through this kid’s skull without tanking the Doyers World Series dreams. Tough when the player in question is such an unbelievable talent. Sometimes Ricky Henderson ability comes with Ricky Henderson personality.
In all honesty, what are the odds that Yasiel Puig DOESNT go to jail in the next several months? It just seems like its written in the stars. I’m not questioning his next level baseball abilities, nobody ever has. But the reason he wasn’t on LA’s Opening Day roster was because the Dodgers were terrified of his immaturity. Magic and Co put off bringing the kid up for as long as they could until their season was on the brink of becoming a gigantic waste of time and money. Now the Dodgers have been on an unprecedented roll since Puig’s call up and he’s the toast of Los Angeles. Everything is fine now while the Doyers roll along and his cockiness plays well while everything is going well. It should be noted that the baseball Gods are a fickle and angry bunch and sooner or later Puig and LA will hit the skids, and then what? It may not be until after this season ends but Yasiel Puig is 100% getting arrested this off season and it will be for one of a handful of things:
A) Domestic Violence against his gf/wife/baby momma/ escort
B) Assualt and Battery over a road rage incident or parking spot dispute
C) He wraps his Ferrari around a palm tree/ gets pulled over doing 130 mph in a 40mph zone in Hollywood with a .16 BAC
Personally I think I would have to lay my money on option C just because I feel that would just be a repeat offense and humans by nature tend to follow patters. However, he is Cuban so option A is a very strong possibility because in Cuba I’m pretty sure beating up women is OK. Either way, book it now: Yasiel Puig goes to jail before the All Star Game 2014 (at Target Field ironically enough).
Irregardless of everything I just said he could play for me any day of the week.