It seems that a recent post of mine has upset a few of my readers. I would like to formally apologize for any misunderstandings, and hopefully I cleared up any with my ending comment on the “Looks Like I May Be Stuck With Hanley Ramirez” post. I am not apologizing for my opinion. That still stands. I am, however, apologizing for being sarcastic in my title and for possibly misleading some of my readers. I in no way think that Hanley Ramirez is a scrub or a horrible ball player. I do realize he is a huge asset to the Florida Marlins, as I mentioned it in the post. I also did mention that I have a love/hate relationship with Mr. Ramirez. Unfortunately, when you witness certain things first hand, and then have a local “insider” dish the dirt on a player you once respected, it is very difficult to ever look at that player in the same light. So, no, I don’t particularly like Hanley Ramirez as a person, and yes there are a couple of things he does on the field that annoy the Hell out of me; but I am very glad that we have the opportunity to hold on to him for another 6 years, and I am pleased that the Marlins are willing to spend some cash in order to keep one of our star players, instead of trading him out to another team. If some of you still think I am insane for feeling the way that I do towards Hanley personally, you are entitled to your own opinions and I respect that. I only hope that people will learn to do the same in return.
Hanley doesn’t hold a grudge. See? He is over it.