Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 6/5/2013 - Dodgers Links - All Puig, All the Time

“Que viva Cuba, viva Puig!” -Vin Scully.  Pic via Dodgers tumblr.  Wow!  Really?  Can Puig be this good?
  • Via Lyle Spencer at, "For super scout, just another manic discovery: Dodgers' Brito, responsible for Fernandomania, sees his latest find, Puig, shine in debut."
"Puig is the 32nd player I signed to make it to the big leagues in my 34 years in the organization," (Mike) Brito said. "It's a great feeling."

Known for his white Panama hat and the radar gun he held behind home plate at Dodger Stadium before readings became commonplace, Brito watched the Dodgers' right fielder deliver a Major League debut of cinematic proportions on Monday night. It had everything but a baseball off Puig's bat exploding the scoreboard.
Puig is:
* 2nd player in major-league history to have a two-homer, five-RBI game within the first two games of his career (Dino Restelli, 1949 Pittsburgh Pirates).
* 1st Dodgers player to have a multi-HR game within the first two games of his major-league career.
* 2nd Dodgers player ever to have a two-homer, five-RBI game from the leadoff spot (Tommy Brown, 1950).
  • With Puig's sudden rise to prominence, let the trade rumors begin.  Check out this funny meme-style pic sent out by parody twitterer @NotYasielPuig.
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"Any time something like that happens to your arm or you start losing feeling and stuff ... you think about it for sure," Beckett said. "I don't really want to think like that right now. I want to think about figuring out a way to deal with this."
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  • Unfortunately, Vin Scully will not be going to the games at Yankee Stadium, via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times.
  • If you haven't already heard, up to 20 suspensions are coming for PED's; including Ryan Braun, via ESPN.

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