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07:11 AM ET 07.10 | In the eyes of some, including Mark McGwire, Yasiel Puig could benefit from a quick lesson on respect. Consider the following: During batting practice before Monday's game at Chase Field, sources say Puig was approached by Luis Gonzalez. The former Diamondbacks star introduced himself, and began relating how his family also had roots in Cuba, just like Puig. Except Puig wouldn't even look up or acknowledge his visitor. And for the record, Gonzalez was speaking Spanish, so nothing was lost in translation. ... [McGwire] witnessed the awkward meeting, and allegedly jumped Puig pretty good. McGwire pointed out the man he was ignoring merely won a World Series with a hit off Mariano Rivera, and that Gonzalez' number happened to be hanging inside Chase Field.

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July 10, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Puig: "Get lost. Where's Barry Bonds?"

July 10, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Awkward...

July 10, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Kids these days, no respect.

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July 10, 2013  08:45 AM ET

If memory serves, Gonzalez really knocked the hell out of that ball vs. Rivera

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July 10, 2013  09:02 AM ET

"Legend"? Luis Gonzalez? Average baseball player who saved career by doing steroids. Game winning World Series hit was a fluke routine jam shot that would not have scored anybody if the Yankees were not in makeshift formation.

July 10, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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A legend....lmao!!

That's what came to mind for me too...

July 10, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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Could it be that he might not have been aware of who he was?

More than likely that's what it was.

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July 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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In bad markets, you grasp at straws for "legends".

Especially when the franchise isn't even 20 years old...

July 10, 2013  09:32 AM ET

It's totally understandable to quibble with the label of "legend" for Luis Gonzalez, but the point of the article was that Puig needs to learn a bit of respect. If this is an isolated incident, then no big deal. But if Puig is getting too big for his britches, good for McGwire for trying to set him straight.

July 10, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

It's totally understandable to quibble with the label of "legend" for Luis Gonzalez, but the point of the article was that Puig needs to learn a bit of respect. If this is an isolated incident, then no big deal. But if Puig is getting too big for his britches, good for McGwire for trying to set him straight.

+1

July 10, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

It's totally understandable to quibble with the label of "legend" for Luis Gonzalez, but the point of the article was that Puig needs to learn a bit of respect. If this is an isolated incident, then no big deal. But if Puig is getting too big for his britches, good for McGwire for trying to set him straight.

Good for McGuire? Screw the roiding POS. The cheating bum doesnt need to tell anyone how to act since he cheated the sport.

July 10, 2013  09:56 AM ET

McGwire was overheard "Hey Puig welcome to the bigs, you really should show respect to Luis, you will never be like him or me, because you have to do it naturally because of guys like Luis and me"

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July 10, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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In bad markets, you grasp at straws for "legends".

Exactly... Luis was a good player and Puig could have been more gracious... but I think this is making more out of a situation than is really necessary..

 
July 10, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A legend....lmao!!

A legendary juicer ...

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