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Dodgers' Efforts To Get WiFi Throughout Ballpark Is Delayed, Hurts ASG Voting
Published July 3, 2013
PUIG'S ALL-STAR GAME PROSPECTS: MLB Network’s Kevin Millar said of Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig’s All-Star Game credentials, "What Puig has done to this club and this city and this team is he’s brought an energy. ... This team, remember, was just spinning in the mud. They were doing nothing but now you're seeing a guy that’s brought a presence a lot like the Mike Trout scene of last year" ("Intentional Talk," MLB Network, 7/1). In L.A., Vincent Bonsignore writes, "Puig is the rarest of sports gifts -- a phenom that seemingly came out of nowhere to capture everyone's attention." When "presented with a gift as rich and remarkable as Puig, you don't hide it," you "show it off" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 7/3). The AP's Tim Dahlberg wrote, "Fans make sure they’re back from the beer lines in time to watch him hit, and even a Puig strikeout has a certain air of excitement to it." For all Puig is "doing on the field for the Dodgers, his impact on the franchise might be greater than his ability to hit or run the bases." Before he was "called up the Dodgers were struggling mightily, and Dodger Stadium was littered with empty seats." Now, fans "notorious for leaving early to beat the traffic are staying to the end of games just to get another chance to see Puig hit" (AP, 7/2).