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Yasiel Puig reportedly disrespected Luis Gonzalez by not talking to him

Yasiel PuigIf there is one team in Major League Baseball that has already grown to hate Yasiel Puig, it has to be the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 22-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers rookie had quite the series in Arizona earlier this week, and he apparently annoyed people by doing more than just staring down D-Backs catcher Miguel Montero after trying to run him over. He also disrespected a legend.

According to USA Today Sports, former Diamondbacks slugger Luis Gonzalez approached Puig during batting practice at Chase Field on Monday and introduced himself. Gonzalez reportedly began explaining to Puig — in Spanish so there was no language barrier — how his family also had roots in Cuba, but Puig wouldn’t even give him the courtesy of an acknowledgement.

[Related: Miguel Montero says Yasiel Puig is creating a bad reputation]

Gonzalez later confirmed that Puig snubbed him but would not elaborate. If you are thinking that the story sounds like one that would be overblown, also keep in mind that Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire reportedly lectured Puig about ignoring Gonzalez, reminding him that Gonzo had a game-winning hit in the World Series off the greatest closer of all time and has his jersey retired in Arizona.

Puig has been in the majors just over a month, but his arrogance has already been well-documented. Young superstars often play with a chip on their shoulder that irritates people (Bryce Harper would be a good example), but it sounds like Puig’s behavior borders on downright disrespectful. As long as he continues to back it up, there’s very little that can be said. But when the bat cools, a lot of people could turn on the youngster in a hurry.

Troy Tulowitzki and Jason Giambi go to Justin Bieber’s Movie, See Luis Gonzalez

You read that right — Colorado Rockies players Troy Tulowitzki and Jason Giambi had some free time during Spring Training in Scottsdale, Arizona and decided to hit the theater. They did exactly what any typical bulky, muscular, All-American tough-guy ballplayers would do … watch Justin Bieber’s movie, Never Say Never.

But that’s not all — The Denver Post says Tulo and Giambino ran into former roider Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez at the theater.

See, Gonzo I could picture heading out to Bieber’s movie. He seems like a sweet, family type of guy who would find a chick flick charming. Tulo we already knew is a Miley Cyrus fan, so hearing he went to see the Biebs’ movie is no surprise. But Giambi? The Rick Vaughn of the Rockies, going to see Bieber?

Not only is it true, but he actually liked it saying “it was really, really good.”

Apparently the once proud prankster is changing, admitting that “The Big G’s getting old,” so maybe his idea of going out is different from what it once was. He sure seems a lot more tame than he used to be, and I for one am horrified.