Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 4/19/2016 - Dodgers Links - Puig, Wood and the Ellis'

To hammer the message home, Yasiel Puig shared a pic on Twitter of him standing alone on a plane with the caption,
"I'm early, already on the plane, ready to fly, where are my teammates? Let's go!"
In the early going, Puig seems like a changed man.  He has been punctual and responsive, and for now it has translated into positive results on the field.  Hopefully, this is a sign that he has truly turned over a new leaf.

Furthermore, it might be fair to say that the recent changes in the Dodgers coaching staff has lead to this.  The new leadership allows Yasiel to begin anew and he is obviously making the appropriate effort.   Per Matthew Moreno at Dodger Blue:
“I don’t think I’ve had much to do with it. Obviously, the player has to buy in, and Yasiel has been completely open,” Roberts said on Saturday. “He gets all the credit, he’s playing well.”
On a fun note, immediately following Puig's tweet of the above photo teammate Kiké Hernandez responded with his own tweet:
@YasielPuig #WhoWroteAllThisForYou?!
Never change, Kiké!  Below are more links to check out:
He said he learned about the game watching the Dodgers on TV with his brother and dad and had memories of Eric Karros, Mike Piazza and Shawn Green. He remembered the live moments when the electricity of a home run had them cheering together in the living room as a family.
It’s much different now.

“We watch the highlights,” he said. “That’s how we get them on TV.”
Turner Field hasn't changed much in the eight months that have passed, but everything has for Wood, whose next start at Turner Field will be Tuesday night, this time for the Dodgers against his old team.
"I've had it circled on my calendar for a while," said Wood. "I'm excited about it, have a lot of family coming in for it, my friends. That's where I lived. It'll be fun, for sure."
Ellis not only completed the Boston Marathon on Monday, but raised thousands in support of pediatric cancer research in the process.

Prior to running the race, the Ellis family started "Rally for Rhyan," a fundraising effort in honor of a family friend battling pediatric cancer. The Ellis family took donations in support of the cause, and promised to match up to $26,200.
Though the race is over, you can still donate to the cause. There's a link to the donation Rhyan's donation page at the bottom of Ellis' article on teamellisfamily.com. You can also go directly to the donation page, which can be found here

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