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Ramirez says he did not know about team meeting

Posted on: June 21, 2011 6:37 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 9:04 am
By Evan Brunell

RamirezHanley Ramirez was benched Monday in Jack McKeon's return to managing for not running hard enough during the game Sunday. But it didn't help matters that Ramirez missed a team meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monnday. The “stretch is at 4:30 and I was there before 4:30 so I wasn’t late," Ramirez told the Palm Beach Post. “Some guys come in early, they come in at 3. I come in at 3:30 every day,” he said.

But one source inside the organization refuted that, saying that Ramirez was the only player not present when the team met, and that all players knew about the meeting.

Ramirez added that he's already talked to McKeon about his struggles this season, as the 2006 Rookie of the Year is hitting just .200/.298/.295 on the year in 229 plate appearances.

“Obviously, he knows what kind of player I am," the shorstop said. "I haven’t shown it this year. He believes in me and I believe in myself that I should be hitting third or fourth all year long but things haven’t gone the way they’re supposed to go and everybody’s been waiting. But we’re still fighting out there on the field.”

Meanwhile, Florida has lost 11 straight and is 2-21 in its last 23 games.

“We just need one game. That’s what we need," Ramirez said. "We just need that inspiration and that motivation. That’s like hitting. You just need one click and go from there. So we just need one game and I think we’re going to go for there.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:15 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:52 pm

Ramirez says he did not know about team meeting

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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2011 10:55 pm

Ramirez says he did not know about team meeting

Apparently, the previous manager ran a sloppy ship if a meeting at 3:30 has a stretch attendance at 4:30pm.  He says he was there at 3:30pm but didnt know there was a meeting going on at the facility.  Ummm...OK.  I am sure the lack of fellow players didnt tip you off something might be amiss.  Either way, Jack has sat him down for sure and explained that the "stretch" time just got shortened by a WHOLE LOT.

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 8:10 pm

Ramirez says he did not know about team meeting

This article makes no sense as written. Who called the meeting? (Manager? Players only?) And how was Ramirez notified about it? Don't we need to know these simple things in order to know how much at fault Ramirez was if at all?  So, why isn't this information in the article?
Did the author just not bother to find out? Did everyone refuse to give the author the information? (That would be hard to believe, since someone did tell him there was a meeting and that Ramirez had missed it.) If they did refuse, why doesn't the author say so?
Maybe there'll be still a later version of the article. (The one I'm reading says it was posted at 6:37 p.m. and edited at 6:59.)  As it stands, it's poorly written and appears to be poorly researched, and shows little respect for the reader.  Who edits this stuff?

Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: June 21, 2011 8:02 pm

Ramirez says he did not know about team meeting

Ah another entitled athlete claiming its everone else's fault LOL Jack is back This attitude won't make it anymore.

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