You warn, you educate, you hold their hand, but sometimes kids just do not learn.
And now there is more concern that the uber-talented Yasiel Puig might be one of those kids.
The Dodgers' dynamic young outfielder was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning after going 110 mph in a 70-mph zone on a stretch of Interstate 75 in Florida, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno.
Bueno said Puig was taken in handcuffs to the Collier County Jail in Naples, Fla., after being pulled over at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time while driving his 2013 Mercedes westbound on what locals call Alligator Alley. Bueno said Puig cooperated with officers.
The Dodgers are not commenting, but they have to be concerned beyond this lone arrest.
Puig, 23, also was arrested and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance in April in Chattanooga, Tenn. Those charges were dropped after he persuaded a judge that he had performed community service in Los Angeles.
Still, this is twice Puig has been arrested on suspicion of speeding in the last eight months. This is the same guy who has shown a knack for repeating violations of simple baseball fundamentals, which is troubling for the team but does not put anyone’s life in danger.
The idea, of course, is to learn from mistakes. That’s what we always tell the kids, anyway.