The young man says he’s going to get back to his 2013 form this season.
“I want to improve on last year, which was my worst season in all aspects,” Puig said. “I’ve never hit so poorly, not even when I was a little kid. Coming off such a bad season, I have to work on my body, my hitting, on hitting the cutoff man, all that’s required to do well in American baseball.”
“I want us all to be together, and for me to join in, so we don’t lose in the playoffs again,” Puig said. “I’m tired of making the playoffs and not going further and reaching the World Series.”
I hope he succeeds in doing that. If he can stay healthy and be a team player he’s a tremendous athlete.
That’s just part of the 40 tons of stuff the Dodgers sent off to Camelback Ranch this week in two trucks.
The trucks will arrive at Camelback Ranch-Glendale on Saturday, to be unloaded in plenty of time for next Saturday’s first workout for pitchers and catchers and the start of another Spring Training.
Bats and balls are shipped directly by their various manufacturers, in case you wondered. Uniforms and even bottled water as well as office supplies are in these trucks.
The first spring training game is scheduled for March 3 at home against the White Sox. The visitors have a long walk around a five-acre lake within the Camelback complex which separates them from the Dodgers. Or maybe they pedal-boat or kayak it.
No, not me. Howard Cole has seen enough Super Bowl hype and he’s angry enough to say so!
My own plans are disrupted because the guy who’s hosted a game-day party for 23 years is moving to Oregon, for crying out loud. I either go to a sports bar or watch at home with my crab dip. Choices, choices.