Florida Marlins’ superstar shortstop Hanley Ramirez made headlines this week on and off the field with his lack of hustle compounded by a complete lack of respect for his manager and teammates.
When Marlin’s manager Fredi Gonzalez benched his ass for slowly trotting after a ball he had booted into left field, Ramirez didn’t hesitate to throw Gonzalez and his fellow teammates under the bus when asked by reporters about it:
It’s his team. He can do whatever he fucking wants. There’s nothing I can do about it. I wasn’t trying to give up. That was the hardest I could go after the ball. We got a lot of people dogging it after ground balls. That’s OK. He doesn’t understand that. He never played in the big leagues.”
While Ramirez has subsequently (and reluctantly) apologized for his comments at the urging of many such as Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, it’s pretty obvious that Ramirez doesn’t give a shit anyone but himself.
Hanley, you are an incredibly talented player and I’ll still draft you with the #1 or #2 pick in my fantasy draft but you, my friend, are an asshole.