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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.

Tigers sign Austin Romine to one-year, $4.1 million deal

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The Tigers and free agent catcher Austin Romine have agreed to a one-year contract, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti specifies that the deal is for $4.1 million.

Romine, 31, has been in the league for eight seasons, all with the Yankees. Across 1,116 trips to the plate, he has hit .239/.281/.366. However, Romine is well-regarded for his defense and game-calling abilities.

Romine will slot in as the full-time catcher for the rebuilding Tigers. They’ll have Jake Rogers and Grayson Greiner behind him.