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'Magical words' earn Yasiel Puig second ejection of his career
'Magical words' earn Yasiel Puig second ejection of his career

The Dodgers had just earned the best record in the National League, so Yasiel Puig could be in a good mood after the game Saturday night. The team wasn’t burned by his ejection in the third inning of a 1-0 win over the Padres. He joked with teammates as he dressed near his locker, slipping on a pair of Superman socks last. Puig had been called out on strikes after two borderline calls in a row, the last of which was a pitch inside and near the knees. At some point after the pitch, according to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, Puig “threw the magical words out there, and that was it.” In fact, Puig had stood in the batter’s box with his hands on his hips for 10 seconds. Home-plate...

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