It’s no secret that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is experiencing the growing pains of a major league season as he’s not having the same success as he was earlier in the year. Puig was never going to continue to hit .450 since teams always adjust, but regardless, the Dodgers haven’t slowed down.

Puig has also had some issues with the media as it was reported that he yelled an obscenity during the series with the Marlins and some suggested that Don Mattingly bench him for his careless plays in the field.

However, Puig conducted an interview with Dodgers icon Manny Mota and it was a glimpse into who he looked up to while in Cuba and what he thinks of the Dodgers current run.

Teammates Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe have helped him adjust to the big leagues according to Puig and his greatest accomplishment is that the Dodgers are a first place team. While he didn’t toot his own horn, Puig talked about the team as a whole a lot and how life has changed for him in America.

Here’s the full interview between Puig and Mota:

(h/t @rbaly79 for finding the video)

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Ross Gasmer is a Social Media Producer for @TheHerd and was a contributing writer and editor for Dodger Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Ross_Gasmer12

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