Yasiel Puig bought a house and it’s kind of boring and I’m sad

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Yasiel Puig has purchased a house. It costs more than you or I could ever afford, but it’s apparently pretty modest by rich professional athlete standards.

As Variety describes it, it’s a “micro mansion” in Sherman Oaks, California. A lot of beige with relatively middle-brow finishes and flourishes. Upscale, sure, but within the upscale world, pretty cookie cutter in a cookie cutter neighborhood. The sort of place that maybe an executive or an attorney might buy with a jumbo mortgage but which represents a pretty modest and low-profile investment for a star of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Not sure what to think about this. On the one hand I’m glad he didn’t buy something crazy, because you know damn well that would inspire some “what is Puig thinking/this guy is irresponsible” chatter from the people who like to chatter at him. But on the other hand I’m sort of sad that he didn’t get a “Rockford Files”-style trailer on a beach or, say, the Chemosphere House.

Josh Reddick says he and his Astros teammates have received death threats

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Yesterday Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke to Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers. In the course of the interview, Fiers revealed that he has received death threats for blowing the whistle on the Astros’ cheating. Rob Manfred said last week, before the interview came out, that Major League Baseball would do everything in its power to protect Fiers and his family both when the A’s play in Houston and when they play anyplace else.

Manfred’s pledge of protection is going to need to be expanded, because today the guys on whom Fiers blew the whistle are saying they’ve received death threats as well.

At least Josh Reddick is saying it:

It’s obviously disgraceful for anyone to have to endure this sort of crap. People need to get a grip.