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Yasiel Puig to Keith Olbermann: “I don’t flip on homers”

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Name one player who’s having more fun this postseason than Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers’ tongue-wagging, bat-flipping, extra base-hitting right fielder hogged the spotlight during Game 1 of the NLCS, collecting an RBI double in the fifth inning and returning in the seventh for his first postseason home run. Puig being, well, Puig, he made the moments his own, flipping his bat sky-high on the one-out double and giving himself a generous curtain call after his 378-footer off of the Cubs’ Mike Montgomery.

That kind of self-congratulatory style — no matter how well-earned — didn’t sit quite right with GQ’s Keith Olbermann, who took to Twitter to call out the Dodgers’ star and ended up sparking a salty conversation:

Granted, if things hadn’t gone the Dodgers’ way on Saturday, maybe Puig’s antics would have felt out of place. But as long as they continue to steamroll the competition, there’s no harm in having some fun with it.

In the end, even Olbermann came around.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.