I have a love hate/thing going on with Florida Marlins short stop, Hanley Ramirez. I love that he contributes greatly to the team, at times; but I hate that he is incredibly arrogant, inconsiderate, and sometimes just acts like he doesn’t care. Then, to top it all off, after meeting a ‘”baseball insider” and getting certain details about Hanley, my image of him deteriorated even more. Don’t get me wrong, I do value him as a player and I do agree that we will continue to benefit from having him on our team; I just don’t really like him as a person. He does have his moments, however. Last weekend, I witnessed him playing catch with a child in the stands, but even that moment was ruined when my mind began to wonder, “Hey, is this just a facade he is putting on?”. Now, I will always go nuts and cheer when he hits a HR or steals a base, but I just have my certain pet peeves about the guy. Like when he is up to bat and makes a hit. Instead of running and actually trying to get to 1st base, he strolls. I HATE that.
I guess I will just need to learn to cope and get over it, because according to the Florida Marlins news section, Hanley is expected to sign a long term deal with the fish. Ramirez will get a 6 year- $70 million contract. The deal is not expected to be formally announced for at least a couple of days. Hanley is now batting .336 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs.
Alright, Hanley, I’m gonna tie up my boots and get ready for 6 more years of Ramirez. Just please don’t act like the next A-Rod.