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#pounditTuesday, December 7, 2021

Yasiel Puig, Dodgers make light of his showing up late to game

Yasiel PuigLos Angeles Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig is one of the most talented young players in professional sports, but his attitude and personality have become a concern. He has already earned a reputation among his fellow MLB players as someone who is arrogant and not all that likable. Puig also seems to struggle with dealing with the media.

On Tuesday, Puig was benched for the start of LA’s game against the Miami Marlins after he showed up late to the ballpark. The 22-year-old has only three hits in his last six games, so manager Don Mattingly said the benching was more about giving him a breather than punishing him for tardiness. On Wednesday, the Dodgers’ Instagram account posted a picture to make light of the situation:

On the surface, the reports about Puig being late are not a big deal. The concern for most people arises when Puig does things like swearing at the media and partying after losses. If he wants to enjoy life off the field and kick it at the Playboy Mansion, Puig will have to learn to deal with scrutiny from the LA media. Otherwise, his personal life will become a major story in itself.

H/T SI Hot Clicks


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