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Media Gets Clubhouse Boot Over Questions About Ramirez Beaning

           TORONTO -- A visibly angry Fredi Gonzalez kicked reporters out of the clubhouse following Sunday's victory over questions concerning remarks made by Hanley Ramirez suggesting he was hit intentionally with a pitch and implying the Marlins should have retaliated, but didn't.

            With the Marlins leading 8-3 in the sixth inning, a man at second and first base open, Ramirez was hit in the left elbow by a Dirk Hayhurst pitch.

           When asked after the game whether he thought he was hit intentionally, Ramirez indicated that was the case, replying "Everybody knows."

           He went on to suggest that the Marlins didn't retaliate.

           "I think Fredi knows it," Ramirez said. "J.J. (pitcher Josh Johnson) knows it. (Hayhurst) was throwing strikes."

          Following that conversation, Gonzalez was approached and asked if he thought Ramirez had been hit on purpose.

          Gonzalez replied tersely: "Hit by pitch."

          When questioned further about it, Gonzalez refused to speak.

          When another reporter told Gonzalez that Ramirez had indicated he thought there should have been retaliation, the manager met privately with Ramirez.

           After that, the manager ordered two reporters out of the clubhouse. Moments later, two other reporters were kicked out.               


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Ohhhhhh Dramaaaaa

Fredi should have retaliated, he's too soft..


Funny how Fredi wants to play the disciplinarian role with the media but he cant do it with his players. Fredi is an idiot and needs to be fired.


Hanley should be benched for one game. Comments like that need to be made to the manager in private.


Paolo, respectfully, just shut up already. You're an idiot.


Slay the messengers, Fredi. That'll show 'em.


Rab, respectfully, go back to sleep. your a bum just like fredi... you have got to be cuban huh


Fredi should have retaliated, no warnings were issued, even after the HBP of Jeremy Hermida. Fredi needs to retaliate in that spot. Cantu has been hit 5 times, while Hanley has been hit 4 times this season. Retaliation was a neccessity. Good for Hanley, it's about time he became a bit more vocal. Not all leaders have to be quite, stoic leader guy.


You've got to send a message to the other team when this happens. Don't need to throw at their head,throw behind them or at their lower back,just let them know this won't be tolerated.


FireFreddie got it right - Friendly Freddy coddles his players, and then jumps on a couple guys trying to stir up some controversy so they have something to write about [other than reality]. Gonzalez is a Beinfest puppet along with TV color man Homer Hutton.


Hanley has got to learn to count to ten before speaking to the media.


Retaliation? Isn't winning the ball game enough? Why must we have to start a brawl? So, we get some of our players suspended? We are on a roll; are hitting is back, and our pitching has been stellar both starting and relief. P.S: Everyone vote Hanley and Manny Ramirez for all-star game =) Go fish


Ok, you beat writers are covering for each other, its obvious. What Hanley said in Spanish I'm sure was off the record, its not Fredi to go ballistic, sure that was the reason, we'll never know, as everyboone involved would like for this to go away. I'm sure we'll never see a another word about it in the so-called "newspapers" down here.
As for all the posters, dont always believe what you read and read between the frigging lines.


You a racist too, Paolo? I'm not Cuban, but are you implying that Cubans are somewhat less intelligent than the rest of us? Racist.

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