Stay close to the fainting couch as you read this: We had two breaches of baseball etiquette late Wednesday night, and one of them involved Yasiel Puig.
Well, they were breaches by the strictest reading of the unwritten rulebook, the one that says “Thou Shalt Not Admire a Home Run for Too Long” and “Thou Shalt Not Bunt to Break Up a No-Hitter/Perfect Game.” (That’s actually how they’re unwritten.)
Let’s start with Puig. He watched his three-run homer a couple of beats too long for the Mets’ liking. The fourth-inning blow gave the Dodgers a 5-1 lead, and LA went on to win 8-2.
Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores jawed at Puig when Puig finally Cheap Jerseys Custom rounded first base. Puig almost stopped his trot to get in Flores’ face.
The chance that a Von Steuben Parade — or frankly, any parade — is happening at the same time is unlikely, and “borrowing” a car is unwise, but there are easy substitutes for both. Instead of dancing around and lip syncing to “”Danke Schoen” and “Twist and Shout,” head to the closest karaoke bar. Don’t joyride. Do go-kart.
While the players are getting their Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane on, the coaches will have their own roles to play. They’ll be roaming the city too, trying Cheap Jerseys Made In China to catch the players redhanded, Principal Rooney style. One coach will act as the Jeannie, a frenemy that gives players a free pass if their paths cross — but only once. — Sarah Hardy