The Dodgers have their issues with Yasiel Puig, but one theory making the Internet rounds Thursday was pure fiction. No, Puig should not have cost the Dodgers a home run.
When the Dodgers took the field for the fifth inning Wednesday, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly had yanked Puig. The final play of the top of the fourth: a fly ball to Puig, who snatched the ball with his glove and flipped it into the right-field pavilion.
You can see the play toward the end of this video clip. The nonsensical theory was that the play should have been ruled a home run -- in the same way a ball glancing off a fielder's glove and over the fence counts as a home run -- thus sending Mattingly into a rage.
Puig never removes the ball from his glove, but it is clearly apparent from the video that he catches the ball for the third out, takes several steps and then flings the ball into the stands.