Did Puig drop an F-bomb on media?
During a conversation with journalists before the Dodgers' game against the Marlins in Miami, Puig allegedly made a profane jab aimed at reporters. The problem? No one in the room could tell if he was joking, or if the Dodgers slugger really does have serious beef against the media.
See what some present had to say about the incident and judge for yourself:
Yasiel Puig was in the visitors clubhouse here at #Marlins Park & looked at us gathered there and yelled, "F**K the media" and left the room— Josh Friedman (@Friedo790) August 19, 2013
For the record, I was in the clubhouse when Puig said what he said. It was in jest and not addressed to anyone specifically.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) August 19, 2013
Puig was basically venting to a couple teammates about some of the reports about him hanging with LeBron last night.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) August 19, 2013
@LBSports he said something nasty, an equally offensive phrase, but I didn't think it was directed at anyone particular— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) August 19, 2013
Reporters also noted the difficulty for the English-speaking media to properly assess the comment:
We likely won't discover the truth behind Puig's outburst until after tonight's game, if at all. Perhaps everyone just caught Puig in the middle of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day and he had to vent. We're all guilty of it — and sometimes, a little "flowery language" helps get all that frustration out.
So, to any locker room reporters feeling scorned by Puig's 'tude: I'm sure he didn't mean it. And if he did? Consider Puig's words a friendly warning to not ask him any more questions about LeBron James.