It’s Out of the Question: Yasiel Puig’s movie life story, straight outta right field

first_imgThe tale of Yasiel Puig’s journey from Cuba to Los Angeles via drug smugglers in Mexico that was told in Los Angeles Magazine earlier this month has already been bought up by movie maker Brett Ratner, according to the Hollywood Reporter.Wouldn’t Dodgers co-owner and rival filmmaker Peter Guber have the right of first refusal in something like this?Or was he not willing to give 20 percent of the films’ potential earnings to the bad guys?• Could Puig play himself in the movie, or would he only be able to read statements released by his agent? • Does the brashness of Nick Young, aka Swaggy P, aka Swag the Dog, aka Kobe Lite, actually make him think it all translates to a heightened brand-ness?“I’m killin’ it right now,” the future ex-Laker out of Reseda’s Cleveland High and USC boasted to TMZ recently.Overthrowing the opening pitch at a Dodgers game? Looks great on all the “SportsCenter” low-light reels. Killer stuff.Drag racing a Zamboni during a Kings’ playoff game while wearing a custom “0” jersey? It all adds up.It can’t be over yet. Please, L.A. Kiss, invite him to get down on one knee and hold the ball for the opening kickoff at a future arena football game. Will that be when the Swag finally loses all said swagger? • Unless something goofy happens with the ping pong balls, more and more of the expertly mock drafters are coming to the conclusion that the Lakers will use whatever spot they kangaroo up with in the first round’s upper-six region and try to nab 18-year-old Australian whippet Dante Exum.Um, is that another “Ex” factor that keeps Mike D’Antoni dangling around at least for the start of the year, to see how the kid fits into this gun-n-gun, D-optional system?• Since the Lakers have no second-round pick, why not adopt this strategy: After the rest of the league dimwits pass on newly declared early entrant Spencer Dinwiddie, who’s coming off a major knee injury, sneak him into camp as a free agent? If only to pair him up with Jordan Farmar to form a backcourt off the bench of two former Woodland Hills Taft High stars who led their teams to an L.A. City title seven years apart?• What would it take for Albert Pujols to finish out as the Angels’ all-time home-run leader?Fifty-five of his 500 career homers have come as an Anaheimer. The 34-year-old would need 245 more — or an average 35 a season for the next seven seasons, until he’s 41 — to pass Tim Salmon as the king fish. At which point, Pujols would have 745 and be still just third all time.Doable?But then again, Mike Trout is already 17 homers ahead of Pujols already on the franchise all-time list, about to leave Mo Vaughn behind.• Notice that Bryce Harper doesn’t even hustle in his new Gatorade commercial?• When does ESPN realize that the frequently manipulated ratings numbers actually aren’t lying and that absolutely no one is watching “Numbers Never Lie”?• Get a grip: If the lack of cover up apparently is worse than the crime, why hasn’t Major League Baseball ordered Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to attend beautician classes while he is serving his 10-game suspension for blatant pine tar use?He’s eligible to play again in the series against the Angels coming up in Anaheim, but would the embarrassed Yankees continue to punish him by making him ride the pine even longer?• The Milwaukee Brewers are putting in a second Bob Uecker at Miller Park — this time, situating it in the very last row of seats in the upper deck. It’s an homage to his former beer commercial in which he thought they were moving him to the front row.Go back and watch that old TV spot on YouTube. Recognize the stadium that provided that upper-deck seat way back when for [email protected] @tomhoffarth on Twittercenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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