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Ramirez's back not feeling better

Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:20 pm
Edited on: May 30, 2011 6:34 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Hanley RamirezFlorida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez is in so much pain that he can't even put his shoes on. He left Sunday's game in the first inning with back pain and wasn't sure if he'd play today. He's not in the team's lineup for tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"To get up from bed, I have to take 10, 15 seconds, I have to do everything slow," Ramirez told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. "That's the worst pain I've ever had in my life, in my career, that back. . .

"I'm getting tingles in my [upper left] leg. That's not a good sign. That's what we're worried about right now, to get this thing out of my leg."

Curiously, the Marlins seem to taking a "wait and see" approach, as Ramirez has yet to see a doctor for the problem. The team traveled to Arizona last night from Los Angeles and is in Phoenix until Wednesday. The team has an off day on Thursday before starting an 11-game homestead.

Still, there are doctors -- and some good ones -- in Phoenix. When a guy is owed more than $60 million through 2014, you might want to take a few precautionary measures.

Ramirez said his back has been bothering him for about a month. He said he doesn't want to go on the disabled list, something he hasn't done in his career.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:43 am

Ramirez's back not feeling better

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Ramirez's back not feeling better

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Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 7:22 pm

Ramirez's back not feeling better

Man, this burning sensation in my knee ! Whew, take a deep breath, every one is counting on me. I gotta get it together. There he is. taking warm up pitches. I can't stand that half smirk on his face. I just want to wipe it off with a brillo pad ! Damn, 96mph. Its going to be a long night. _Play ball !!!!!!! Ok, its time. Maybe if I take a half step back I can at least get a grounder out of this prick. Strike one !!! Man ! I'm just gettin to old for this. Just to old. Ok, here it comes,,, Strike two !!!!! I'm not believing this. Lord please , just give me a piece of it.  Time out !!!! I gotta get a grip, I gotta do what I have always done. I gotta be a ball player ! Alright, bring it!!! Whack!!!!! The lord is my Shepard...

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 7:21 pm

Ramirez's back not feeling better

MarlinHole 84; you obviously have never had a back problem or have even a modicum of understanding of how debilitating a back injury is.  Intead, you display the "suck it up, malingerer" type of mentality that plays better in boot camp.  Hanley deserves more respect, especially given his history of playing through injuries.  This leaves you in the role of one of F. Dostoyevsky's great novels.

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:56 pm

Ramirez's back not feeling better

Tape an aspirin to it.  Was it running the bases?  No. (He's never on).  Was it legging out a triple to the deepest part of Jimmy Buffet Stadium?  No. (He doesn't have any). He misses Dan who has that whopping contract in the ATL.  Hanley is like the track guy who has the lead at 80 meters only to watch two guys blow by him and then all of sudden, as if on queue, he comes up with a hammy.  Losers Limp.  Time for Uncle Wes to have a heart to heart.

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