"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Monday, June 30, 2008

When Hitting Isn't Desirable

Ugh.  Yet another incident in which a player physically abuses a team employee.  After the Astros' Shawn Chacon hit his GM in an argument over his removal (demotion) to the bullpen, we have Manny Ramirez shoving the BoSox traveling secretary to the ground when the man told him he might not be able to secure Manny 16 tickets for that day's game. (Aside:  way to plan ahead, Manny...)

C'mon, guys.  You're giving the game a bad name.  This isn't football, y'know.

Ramirez won't be released like Chacon was, because he's performing on the field.  Indeed, manager Terry Francona stated that Manny has apologized and that the incident has been resolved.  Keep in mind that Ramirez took a swing at teammate Kevin Youkillis in the dugout just a couple of weeks ago, and wasn't punished for THAT, either.  I guess hitting .289 with 16 homers and 52 RBI constitutes a Get Out of Trouble Free card with unlimited refills.


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