Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sun-Sentinel Blogs: Fredi Gonzalez unloads on media over Ramirez HBP

Approached again and asked if the team has to defend him in that situation, Ramirez cemented his point in Spanish, saying: “You know, incredible. There’s going to come a point where I’m not going to feel protected. I’m going to be scared to hit a home run because I know I’m going to get hit.”

Ramirez added the team was “obligated” to retaliate. Hayhurst also hit Jeremy Hermida two innings earlier.

Informed about Ramirez’s comments, Gonzalez initially said, “I don’t want to get into that to be honest with you.”

A few minutes later, after Gonzalez met privately with Ramirez, he emerged on a rampage. He asked to listen to Ramirez’s taped comments. Before they could be cued up, Gonzalez threw out two reporters from the clubhouse, accusing them of trying to stir stuff up.

The remaining two South Florida media representatives in the clubhouse were asked to leave as well.

tribefan Posted: June 16, 2009 at 12:21 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: miami

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 16, 2009 at 02:20 PM (#3220700)
As much as I dislike the payback aspect of things, the media takes everything to another level. If the teams would just be allowed to handle it themselves, it usually ends quietly.
   2. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: June 16, 2009 at 02:23 PM (#3220705)
I think it should be within the rules to punch anybody who homers off you in the face.
   3. Diamond Research Posted: June 16, 2009 at 02:33 PM (#3220721)
Don't mess with Dirk!
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: June 16, 2009 at 02:47 PM (#3220733)
“You know, incredible. There’s going to come a point where I’m not going to feel protected. I’m going to be scared to hit a home run because I know I’m going to get hit.”


Hanley Ramirez has gotten hit three times in games where he hit a home run. He hasn't been hit in a game where he homered since April 5 of 2008.

Only one of his four HBPs this season came in series where he previously hit a homer, and it was two games later.

Just because you get hit by a pitch doesn't mean the guy was trying to drill you Hanley.
   5. Maxwn Posted: June 16, 2009 at 03:43 PM (#3220791)
The media should have never beaned Hanley.
   6. T.J. Posted: June 17, 2009 at 12:54 AM (#3221574)
I think it should be within the rules to punch anybody who homers off you in the face.

How do you homer off someone in the face?
   7. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: June 17, 2009 at 12:56 AM (#3221576)
How do you homer off someone in the face?

It's complicated. I'd have to draw you a picture.
   8. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 23, 2010 at 03:20 PM (#3567673)
Rearrange the letters in the word 'Fredi' and you get 'fired'. Which he is.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFox Sports: Ken Rosenthal's 2016 MLB awards
(14 - 5:09am, Oct 01)
Last: OsunaSakata

NewsblogDavid Ortiz’s few remaining critics are needling killjoys who don’t deserve him | For The Win
(55 - 4:06am, Oct 01)
Last: Scott Ross

NewsblogOTP 2016 Sep 26: A single for Donald Trump - He doesn’t have to hit a home run to send Hillary to the showers
(1821 - 2:27am, Oct 01)
Last: Renegade JE (((Jason)))

NewsblogOT - September 2016 College Football thread
(380 - 2:08am, Oct 01)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogThe View is Much Better When You're the Lead Dog: Mike Trout Closes in on Another Second-Place MVP Finish
(4 - 1:39am, Oct 01)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogWhat's going on inside the Blue Jays clubhouse?
(8 - 1:31am, Oct 01)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-30-16
(128 - 1:20am, Oct 01)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogHeyman: Twins’ hiring of Falvey raising eyebrows
(31 - 12:24am, Oct 01)
Last: Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(48 - 12:09am, Oct 01)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogJesus Montero suspended 50 games for use of a stimulant
(10 - 11:25pm, Sep 30)
Last: Dock Ellis on Acid

NewsblogOT: August 2016 Soccer Thread
(639 - 11:20pm, Sep 30)
Last: Baldrick

Hall of Merit2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(109 - 11:14pm, Sep 30)
Last: theorioleway

Sox TherapyA Fan Picks Papi's Ten Best (Red Sox) Moments
(16 - 10:25pm, Sep 30)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogWhy Bo Jackson chose baseball
(2 - 10:20pm, Sep 30)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Gonfalon CubsFear, Worry, and Overthinking
(15 - 7:40pm, Sep 30)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1976 seconds
47 querie(s) executed