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Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Apparently Hanley Ramirez is trying to defend himself today for his lack of effort by telling reporters that the rest of his teammates are lazy assholes and his coach Fredi Gonzalez has no idea what he is talking about because he never played a game in the majors. Oh this is going to get really interesting...

"It's his team. He can do what he [expletive] wants," Ramirez said of Gonzalez.

Ramirez told reporters he wasn't planning on apologizing to his teammates or his manager. Whether that changes over the next day or two remains to be seen.

"For what?" Ramirez said. "We've got a lot of people jogging it, after ground balls. They don't pull guys."

"It's OK. He doesn't understand that. He never played in the big leagues. That's fine," Ramirez said. "That's the example that he set. It started with me. Let's see how far it goes."

How is that some athletes can be so fucking stupid and not let their precious ego get in the way? All Hanley has to do is apologize to his teammates and the coaches and go out there and hustle. It's that simple. All will be forgiven. But instead he has to piss and moan like a spoiled brat because he was benched when it was his own damn fault.

To Gonzalez credit he is doing the right thing. It's not Hanley's team no matter if he makes the most money and is the proverbial "face of the franchise." Hanley will not get a sniff of playing time unless he mans up and shows some respect to the rest of his team. He needs to grow up and realize that the Marlins expect him to lead by example.

Or else he will be traded to the Orioles where All-Stars go to die.

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