Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When Puigs Fly: Yasiel Caught For Speeding

This is old news from Sunday, but it took me 36 hours to come up with this headline, ok? At least I have an excuse.

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospect, outfielder Yasiel Puig, was arrested early Sunday in Chattanooga, Tenn., and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance, according to a booking report from the Hamilton County Sherriff's office.

Puig is on the seven-day disabled list at Double-A Chattanooga with a sprained left thumb. He was booked and released with a hearing set for May 14.

"We're aware of the situation and we take it very seriously," a Dodgers spokesman said. "We'll be handling discipline internally."

A Chattanooga Police Department report says Puig indicated he was serving as a designated driver when he was arrested at about 1 a.m. The report says Puig's car was going in and out of his lane and that "it took blue lights and multiple siren blasts" to get him to stop his car.

I imagine the scene looked something like this?

In any event, let's hope Puig doesn't follow the scorched tire tracks of another Cuban baseball player, and gets it together in Chattanooga. We're rooting for you, Yasiel!


MR.F said...

Hmmm. He was the DD (and not Delino or boobs). So, I wonder if he just drives like that or if it was peer pressure from his drunken teammates/whoever?

MR.F said...

Ted Lilly: “I think I have a few things to be concerned about,” Lilly said. “That (back) being one of them, and just ineffectiveness."

Dusty Baker said...

Is Lilly out of the first inning yet?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Can Puig drive Lilly out of town?

Hideo Nomo said...

Is Lilly pitching to Luis Cruz the baseball equivalent of "Can God make a rock so heavy that even he can't lift it?"