I understand that baseball is played with a greater exhuberance in his native Cuba than in the major leagues. I get that. But what Puig did last night--flipping his bat and walking several steps after hitting a shot to right field that really wasn't all that close to being a homerun--would have got him drilled by pitchers of a different era. It's a credit to his athletism that he was able to reach third with a stand-up triple. But who's to say he wouldn't have had an inside-the-park homerun had he run hard right out of the gates? Had that happened, it would have given the Dodgers a three run cushion at the time instead of just two.
And that brings up another point. Where is the outrage from Don Mattingly? Or from that of one of the veteran Dodgers?
Puig is one of the most exciting young players in the game. But if he doesn't tone down his act, its just a matter of time before an opposing pitcher goes old school on him. And its also a certainty that his act is going to cost LA a big game--maybe even one in this series or the World Series.
But maybe that's what needs to happen to rein Puig in.