Yasiel Puig feels free on diamond

Cuban defector thinks baseball should be entertaining for athletes and fans

Updated: June 3, 2014, 2:39 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig splashed down in the big leagues on June 3 one year ago. And for most of that time -- starting with the debate about whether he should've been invited to the All-Star Game just a few weeks into his thunderclap debut -- Puig has easily been the most polarizing and talked-about figure in the game. But now he's really gone and done it.

Anyone still inclined to charitably write off the 23-year-old Cuban defector's flamboyant play to just youthful exuberance, ...

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