|Yasiel Puig laces an RBI double to the left field wall in yesterday's action against the Angels (photo captured from Fox Sports West telecast)|
Puig has a shadow that follows him around and shows him the ropes. His name is Eddie Oropesa. Eddie was the second baseball Cuban defector in decades, (after Rene Arocha had defected two years before). A pitcher with a young Cuban University games team, Oropesa escaped to the U.S. in 1993 at the age of 23. Oropesa struggled to make it in the U.S. Along the way he admits that he made mistakes, many cultural in nature, that harmed his career development. The Dodgers are intent on assuring that Puig doesn’t repeat any of them.
|Yasiel Puig releases throw from RF to gun out a runner heading to third base. (Photo captured from Fox Sports West telecast)|
|(photo capture from Fox Sports West telecast)|