The kid learned his lesson: pic.twitter.com/SVgBSCKYfj
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 21, 2013
The day after, still unbridled but perhaps with a lesson momentarily learned, Yasiel Puig arrived on time. Heck, he even arrived early.
Puig was back in the lineup Wednesday, back batting second, back naturally at the center of the baseball universe.
Tuesday had just been another day for Puig. Manager Don Mattingly did not start him supposedly for being in a 3-for-24 slump, the first time he was pointed to the bench while fully healthy. Then he arrived to the ballpark over 30 minutes late and was fined.
And to cap off his day, then hit the winning home run with a moon shot after entering the game in the sixth inning following a double switch.