When Jared Goff was drafted by the Rams No. 1 overall, another Los Angeles sports star was eager to offer the inbound rookie a warm welcome.
Dodgers star Yasiel Puig reached out to Goff on Twitter and offered his services in introducing the new quarterback to the city. But he threw a little shade on the end of his tweet -- see if you can see his subtle reference.
— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) April 29, 2016
What an innocent, well-intentioned tweet, right? Maybe it was. But at the end of his own tweet, Puig linked back to a nearly three-year-old tweet from Goff, which had some unflattering words for the then-Dodgers rookie:
I really hope Yasiel Puig gets a fastball in his ribs tomorrow
— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) July 29, 2013
Puig deserves praise for bringing this to the public's attention, and in a fairly non-inflammatory way. Goff will almost surely be embarrassed for his smack talk, but Puig was smart to take the high road and turn it into a funny, friendly tease, rather than a grudge the two have to overcome.
Goff grew up in the Bay Area as a Giants fan, but it doesn't sound like the right-fielder will hold that against him. After all, #PuigYourFriend.
"It was a really cool move for him to do that," Goff said. "I do plan on taking him up on that, hopefully this summer."