Puig Needs to Go

Song of the Post: Knee Deep by Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett

Someone put an end to this madness!

I’m all the way across the country and I hear all about this Yasiel Puig. I do not care for what he is doing. Plain and simple. He is a good player but there is no way he is the next coming of Mickey Mantle.

He is playing well, but he is not going to keep it up. I hate how he made the All-Star team. He’s played 30 games. Let’s see him bat .406 over 80-100 games.

I hate that he made the All-Star team because it gets me annoyed how the entire league just falls in love with him. I don’t remember Harper getting this treatment and he is 20 times the player Puig is. I mean how many times do we watch the HR derby and see Papi and Cano walk over and dap up players?

I love big Papi but my stomach will churn when he goes over to dap up Puig. I can picture it right now. Ugh…

Puig is playing too good for himself. I don’t know if he has been pegged with a ball, but he needs to. We all need him to. Just throw Pedro Martinez out there and have him buzz a 90+ mph fastball at his shoulder. That will put the kid in his place.

Lager

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The One Where I Steal Home

Hey,

How about that Bryce Harper kid? 

He’s pretty good huh? I mean he tore it up in his first few games, nearly throwing someone out on a rope, (no bounces) and then stealing home! He has the baseball world by storm. 

Except for his opponents and especially Cole Hamels. If you go back a few minutes earlier, Cole Hamels hit him with a pitch as a “welcome to the big leagues’ present.”

And now Cole Hamels is suspended for five games. 

Ok Bud Selig, you just sent a huge sign to the baseball world, Bryce Harper is protected by the MLB. 

I like Harper better than Hamels but I think that Cole did the right thing. 

Harper is bringing life back into baseball (Sorry Matt Kemp) he is 19 years old! And now that the MLB basically protected him for a few years its sending the wrong sign. 

Cole Hamels had it right, just like back in the old days, welcome the cocky kid to the league. It’s showmanship, I think that was the right thing to do to Harper, just to show him that you (the Phillies) aren’t scared of him. Its putting the rookie in his place, teaching him its a team game. 

But…

Bud Selig took that piece away from them, now it appears as though Bryce has a shield around him, “Don’t hit our Brycey!” 

Just play ball, the kid will learn.

He’s that good. 

– Lomonte

PS- Let the record show that he is still older than me.