Shut Up Hanley Ramirez

We've made it pretty damn clear that we love Hanley Ramirez. However, we very much dislike smack-talking athletes who are already paid a million times more than we will ever see in our lifetime.

After the Florida Marlins All-Star shortstop botched a grounder Monday night which allowed two Arizona Diamondbacks runs to score when he accidentally kicked a ball into the outfield then jogged -- not hustled -- to pick it up, manager Fredi Gonzalez benched him for slacking.

That should have been the humble end of the story, but Ramirez decided to get lippy with reporters regarding his skipper's decision...
It's [Gonzalez's] team. He can do whatever. There's nothing I can do about it. We got a lot of people dogging it after ground balls. They don't apologize. That's okay. He doesn't understand that, he never played in the big leagues. We got a lot of people dogging it after ground balls. They don't apologize.
So we'll just say this: shut up and play baseball, Hanley Ramirez. You're a (really, really good) middle infielder... not a general manager, manager, bench coach, or physical trainer.

Besides, since this happened in Florida at the barren Sun Life Stadium, only about nine fans were in attendance, which means only four were actually paying attention while the other five were most likely concentrating on the two D'Backs rounding third base due to Hanley's lolly gagging.

Anyways, let's lighten the mood...

[ESPN] | [SB Nation] | [Fish Bytes]


CapitalBabs said...

I love that commercial!

As far as Hanley, my advice to him is this: if your boss/supervisor/manager tells you that you need to improve your performance in some area, especially if he takes you off an assignment due to it, perhaps you should re-examine your performance on those tasks and make an adjustment - the same as all the rest of us working (sometimes) stiffs have to in order to keep our jobs.