Yasiel Puig was benched earlier for being late to BP. Sure, that makes sense. What makes less sense is the terrifyingly sudden nature of the Dodgers' descent into hellish chaos.
This is worst home opener of any team in my 30 years of watching them..angry players, benched players, booing fans, Dodgers down 8-0 in 2nd
— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) April 4, 2014
Let's back up and point out the Dodgers are 4-1.
Let's back up a bit further and note that 4 + 1 = 5, and five is not a huge number of games to be into the season. A couple of hiccups, and Bill Plaschke, one of the heads of the anti-Puig League, is ready to pen his next opus.
But sure, Plaschke's commentary is just about today, in this situation. It's a lousy game. It's a shame that at the Dodgers home opener, they're playing their first lousy game of the year. But this was the prologue to Plaschke's gamer, which will be another classic, pompous, Puig-shaming - not because Plaschke cares about the Dodgers or Puig or even baseball, but because he knows that he's in the best position to benefit from Puig staying public enemy number one.
Plenty of players will get benched this year. You probably won't remember all of them. But you'll remember Puig! He ruined Opening Day at Chavez Ravine.