PHOENIX ? Sandy Koufax defended Yasiel Puig?s style of play, saying he doesn?t mind Puig?s theatrics so long as they don?t result in mistakes.
Spanish-speaking counterpart to the legendary Vin Scully, announcer Jaime Jarrin gives lyrical play-by-plays. His fame was belated, and humility is his hallmark.
To judge Mo Martin only by her stature (she's 5 feet 2 before she puts on her golf shoes) or by her career victories (one, her women's British Open triumph this month) would be to completely miss why the former UCLA standout is so heartily worth appreciating and applauding.
A day that started with the Dodgers thinking of moving Yasiel Puig to center field ended with a 12-7 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates that presented them with reasons to explore how they could upgrade their pitching staff.