Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig before game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig allegedly 'enraged' NLCS umpire crew

For many who bleed blue and white, Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig can do no wrong. But for most without a vested interested, Puig is an incredibly talented, immature showboating rookie. That’s allegedly how the umpiring crew from the National League Championship Series saw it as well as they reportedly became fed up with Puig’s actions during the NLCS so much, it caused a shouting match between MLB executive Joe Torre and Dodgers president Stan Kasten.

Per MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick:

Puig has enraged the crew, which believes he is showing up umpires at home plate.Apparently, this crew, which Torre oversees, feels that Puig has crossed the line. It’s not known if Puig has been fined, but apparently word was sent from MLB offices to the Dodgers’ clubhouse that disrespecting the umpires with displays at home plate won’t be tolerated, especially by Puig.

There’s no doubt Puig possesses incredible talent, though his attitude has left a lot to be desired.

Hopefully for Puig and baseball, next season will be far more pleasant in regards to how he interacts with fellow players, coaches and umpires.

Tags: 2013 MLB Playoffs Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig

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