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Yasiel Puig Responds to Miguel Montero’s ‘Stupid’ Comment

Yasiel Puig, the young, flashy Dodgers outfielder, is catching a little flak over his actions on the field. Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy and catcher Miguel Montero have both weighed in to describe Puig’s style of play as “arrogant” and “stupid.”

In the wake of the other players’ comments, the rookie was asked whether he will ever tone it down.

“That’s my game,” Puig said. “I’m going to play my baseball the way I play. We don’t like the way [Gerardo] Parra plays or the way Montero plays, but we don’t go to the press or anybody and talk about how we don’t like it, because we’re more reserved.”

Yasiel Puig‘s teammates came to his defense.

“He just gets attacked for no reason. He’s a great kid,” second baseman Mark Ellis told “All he’s done is come in here and make our team better. So what if he rubs the opponents the wrong way? I don’t care. He’s on my team. I couldn’t care less if somebody from our division rival doesn’t like what he does.”

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