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

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'.
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-21-2017
(6 - 11:57am, Aug 21)
Last: Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan

NewsblogOTP 14 August 2014: The American Pastimes of Rock ’n’ Roll, Baseball and Poetry
(2928 - 11:54am, Aug 21)
Last: Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - San Diego Padres
(17 - 11:50am, Aug 21)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogSouhan: Pounds sneak up on injured Sano as Twins get back in race
(5 - 11:49am, Aug 21)
Last: bfan

Gonfalon CubsNow or Never
(111 - 11:47am, Aug 21)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Gonfalon CubsThat counted as Now
(1 - 11:42am, Aug 21)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

NewsblogCan Scouts and Statcast Coexist? | FanGraphs Baseball
(2 - 11:31am, Aug 21)
Last: DavidFoss

NewsblogMLBTR: Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson
(32 - 11:28am, Aug 21)
Last: There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie)

NewsblogJeffrey Loria has ‘no sad feelings whatsoever’ about selling the Marlins - Sun Sentinel
(15 - 11:22am, Aug 21)
Last: Esmailyn Gonzalez Sr.

NewsblogGiants eliminated in NL West with loss to Phillies, race is on to draft first
(5 - 11:21am, Aug 21)
Last: JustDan

NewsblogMLB umpire protest: Umps unlikely to get sympathy from fans | SI.com
(25 - 11:06am, Aug 21)
Last: wjones

NewsblogJake Arrieta is pitching like an ace again — just in time for free agency - Chicago Tribune
(16 - 10:51am, Aug 21)
Last: SBB, Live from the Alt-Center

NewsblogCC Sabathia went from lowest low to highest high in two weeks | New York Post
(16 - 10:27am, Aug 21)
Last: Ithaca2323

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Rangers voting thread
(42 - 10:21am, Aug 21)
Last: SoSH U at work

Sox TherapyThe Gauntlet
(80 - 9:45am, Aug 21)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

Page rendered in 0.1358 seconds
47 querie(s) executed