Today, Yasiel Puig made an adult decision. This should be commended in some way. Instead of a round of applause, we’ll give our approval with poor photoshop work like you see there above (that’s our buddy M.J. Lloyd at the wheel).
No, Puig didn’t hire our buddy and podcast mate as his driver/handler. He hired his cousin.
“I give him credit for taking that step if nothing else,” Kasten said during a radio appearance on ESPNLA 710.
Kasten and general manager Ned Colletti both spoke with Puig after his latest run-in with law enforcement. Kasten said he also traveled to Tennessee to meet with the Cuban defector after his first incident, which came while Puig was with the Dodgers’ Double-A team.
“I sat him down myself when that happened and made it clear what we expect of him,” Kasten said. “I said then that, even if he thinks he can get away with it because he’s in Chattanooga, if you ever get to the big leagues, nothing — nothing — is going to escape attention. He brought that up to me today.”
This should at least ensure that we get a few more season of Puig on the field. All joking aside, we were beginning to become concerned with something bad happening to Puig off the field. On the other hand, if the Puig lead-foot runs in the family we’re going to be back to square one. But at least now the cousin can take some of the heat.
Can you imagine your day job is to be Yasiel Puig’s driver? You’re young. You have a pocket full of money. You are carrying around precious cargo that is the future of an organization. There are beautiful women. You’re driving white cars you cannot properly spell.
I chose the wrong career – or just was never in the right place at the right time I guess.