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Yasiel Puig
Yasiel Puig remains very much a work in progress for Dodgers
Yasiel Puig remains very much a work in progress for Dodgers

“Why can't they be like we were, Perfect in every way? What's the matter with kids today?” What are you gonna do? You explain, you teach and then you cross a lot of fingers. You can say “pretty please,” cajole, flash anger and make threats. You can pull out every trick in the parenting/coaching manual, but in the end they have to do it themselves. And sometimes, that is a great test of patience. Yasiel Puig is 23, fresh off the boat, played barely a hiccup in the minors and has talent shooting out of his pores. All well known and understood, though at some point bordering on an excuse. He is aggressive almost beyond comprehension, a grinning...

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