Sunday, August 19, 2012

Guillen: Hanley Would Pimp It

These kids today, I don't even know what their slang terms mean. Oh wait, it's Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen speaking? Now I really don't understand what was said (about Hanley Ramirez, in a game in which the Marlins weren't even playing:

Guillen spoke openly about his former player when asked about a recent episode during which Ramirez angered an opposing pitcher with a celebratory gesture.

"That's Hanley," Guillen told reporters Thursday. "(If) Hanley hit a home run down by 30 runs, he would pimp it. That's the way he is."

Ramirez, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last month, flashed a hand signal near his eyes after hitting a home run Wednesday against Pittsburgh Pirates ace A.J. Burnett.

Burnett struck out Ramirez in his next at-bat and yelled an expletive at the star infielder.

"It surprised me A.J. didn't drill him," Guillen said. "The way A.J. is, it surprised me he didn't do it."

Guillen acknowledged that Ramirez's behavior is indicative of an overall culture within baseball but stated that he doesn't care for it.

"Somebody hits a home run, they put on a show," Guillen said. "Somebody strikes out, they put on a show. That's the way the game is right now.

The clincher comes at the end, however:

A three-time All-Star, Ramirez struggled offensively this season while with the Marlins, batting .246 in 93 games. The former NL batting champion has enjoyed a resurgence in his 22 games with the Dodgers, batting .322 with 23 RBIs.

Guillen sees you, Hanley! In fact, he's making that hand signal right now.


Franklin Stubbs said...

"Someone gets asked a question about a player that isn't even on their team any more, they put on a show."

Franklin Stubbs said...

Actually, I love Ozzie...just so long as he is some other team's manager.