07/13/2013 11:29 am ET Updated Sep 12, 2013

The Yasiel Puig Backlash Is Already Out Of Control


I do not know Yasiel Puig. Like, at all. I've never met him. Since he left Cuba, we've been in the same time zone only once, for a week last month, and I'm pretty sure neither one of us noticed. Because he plays on the West Coast, I don't even know his game all that well. I see the highlights, but those are just highlights, the spectacular at the cost of the more telling mundane. We don't speak the same language. I don't even understand his name. (First, or last.) I have no idea who he is.