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Hanley Ramirez pulled Sunday after feeling lightheaded

Aug 29, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

This isn't good. Or it might be fine. You know, one of those. Joe Frisaro of reports that Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez was lifted from Sunday's game against the Braves due to lightheadedness. Hanley hit a single...

This isn’t good.  Or it might be fine.  You know, one of those.

Joe Frisaro of reports that Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez was lifted from Sunday’s game against the Braves due to lightheadedness. 

Hanley hit a single to open the third inning then slid hard into second base on a Dan Uggla infield single that followed.  He motioned for the training staff soon after and appeared to be holding his chest while walking off the field.

Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus suspects that Ramirez might have been pulled due to an irregular heartbeat, but that hasn’t been confirmed.  Donny Murphy replaced him at shortstop.

Frisaro says the temperature at Atlanta’s Turner Field today is 82 degrees, so it’s not like dehydration or heat exhaustion would have been an issue.

  1. Kiwicricket - Aug 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Perhaps the horrific chemical accident he seems to have been involved in has something to do with it?

  2. Old Gator - Aug 29, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    After the combined boolpen and fielding meltdown that saw the Feesh take a dive for the Braves as they coughed up three runs, two unearned, in the eighth and three more in the ninth on a walk and a pair of dingers, one perhaps the first reviewed walkoff homer in MLB (we’ll wait for the statisticians to chime in), losing Hanley to a cardiac irregularity would be pretty much in keeping with the rotten karma that set in on the Feesh this afternoon. It was as if Jorge Cantu were still playing third and Kevin Gregg was still the closer. This was a game this team should be sufficiently embarrassed about that their plane should be pulled to the darkest corner of FLL tonight and they should all run to their cars with their windbreakers pulled over their heads.

  3. Kiwicricket - Aug 29, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    I feel a certain pain in my chest also Gator. I invested a portion of my evening watching the first 6 innings or so, got bored watching a one sided game, then tuned in to listen to the ‘Hawk’ make a mockery of the commentator profession in the Yankees game. Ruined my entire night, and destroyed any interest in ever watching another Whitesox broadcast in one swift move.

  4. Old Gator - Aug 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    I just figured out what you meant by “horrible chemical accident.” You weren’t slyly alluding to the toxic spill in Don DeLillo’s White Noise, or to Bhopal or the Lake Nyos gas bubble, but to Hanley’s new hairdo. I hadn’t noticed it before – or maybe I just repressed it. If he had gotten any of whatever he put on it on his face, he could be Heath Ledger’s Joker stand-in for the next Batman movie.
    On the bright side of this humiliating afternoon, Hanley’s OK. He says he just got winded by the hard slide, feels fine and is good to go tomorrow.
    Will somebody please find the Feesh a real third baseman?

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