Monday, September 22, 2014

HanRam, The Soda Can

Found this funny reference about Hanley Ramirez in a Buster Olney "Ten Burning Questions" column from Friday (link insider only):

4. What is Hanley Ramirez?

He’s like a soda can that has been kicked down a road for five months, with dents all over him and all kinds of physical ailments that seem to have hurt his defense, especially. But the Dodgers are still better with him in the lineup, and after missing Wednesday’s game with an elbow strain, he was back on the field Thursday, pitching in a couple of hits and runs.

As someone who knows Ramirez’s situation explained the other day: We are far beyond the time when he can be healthy in the postseason. It’s only a question of how much he can help.

Look, we've got ailments all over this lineup, and it seems like our whole postseason chances are being held together with bailing-wire tendons and duct-taped muscles. Hanley Ramirez is one piece of the puzzle. But I hope we can clinch early enough to get him, and some others, some rest.


Hideo Nomo said...

He's like a soda can in that he's banged up, but how does that soda can have value? The analogy falls apart there (not unlike Hanley).

Steve Sax said...

The analogy also falls apart right after "dents all over him." Last I checked, soda cans don't have physical ailments or defense.

Bad journalism, Buster.

Hideo Nomo said...

A soda can will defend itself when shaken, however.