After a day or two of pissing and moaning about being taken out of the Florida Marlins' lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday, Hanley Ramirez, the Marlins'
drama-queen-of-the-week all-star shortstop -- accused by his coach of not hustling the day before -- has sucked it up and apologized to his teammates.
After a 10-minute meeting with Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, it's being reported that Ramirez approached each player individually and apologized for his TO-esque behavior in the media -- and his on-the-field shenanigans -- over the past two days.
If you missed all the hoopla, here's how New Times' Paul Rubin described the play on Monday.
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Trouble was, he jogged after the thing (he said later that fouling a pitch off his shin in the first inning had kept him from moving any quicker) and both runners scored easily. Abreu ended up on third after the error.
As a result, Gonzalez benched Ramirez for alleged loafing and a media shit-storm ensued, complete with Ramirez pullin' the Rodney Dangerfield card, telling reporters "I respect everybody. But I don't know if I get the same respect back."
Ramirez sat out during the Marlins' 8-0 slaughtering of the D-backs bullpen yesterday but he is in the lineup tonight as the Fish take on the Cardinals in St. Louis.