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More Marlins meetings: Hanley Ramirez calls players-only chat amid 3-15 stretch

Jun 25, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT


They haven’t done much winning lately, but the Marlins sure are holding a lot of meetings.

Just days after owner Jeffrey Loria got the entire team together for a big pep talk Hanley Ramirez held a closed-door meeting for players only, with an unnamed “veteran player” telling Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post: “He said all the right things. I was impressed.”

Ramirez isn’t known for his vocal leadership, but explained that “sometimes there’s a time when you have too many things in your heart and you just want to say it.”

They went on to beat the Blue Jays, snapping a six-game losing streak, but the Marlins are just 3-15 dating back to June 3, dropping from 31-23 to 34-38.

  1. ajcardsfan - Jun 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Old Gator, I believe you’re next in line for holding a Marlin’s Meeting, whens the date and who’s invited?

    • Old Gator - Jun 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

      Whoever will be happy with a buffet of generic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. If you think I’m going to waste my venison and wine sausages or wild caught salmon and halibut steaks on guys who are playing this half-assedly, you don’t understand the pride I take in my grilling.

      • jimbo1949 - Jun 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM

        So is it generic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or: generic peanut butter, generic jelly, and generic white bread sandwiches? Inquiring minds want to know.

      • natstowngreg - Jun 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

        Isn’t it time to bring out the Horsemeat and Velveeta(TM) sandiches? Desparate times call for desparate measures.

      • kopy - Jun 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

        I’m picturing store-brand peanut butter, Welch’s jelly, and Pepperidge Farm bread. Which is fine. Next to meat, bread is the sandwich ingredient whose quality is most important – followed by cheese.

      • gogigantos - Jun 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

        Jiffy Extra Crunchy please and Smuckers strawberry preserves. Is there any other jelly than strawberry? Creamy peanut butter is for those less than manly, seriously. This matters more than pie or cake.

        In Asia, they look at you funny when you tell them that peanut butter and jelly go together. You will see them wolf down one or the other, but together is insane?????

        And ‘twain the cultures shall never meet.

  2. purnellmeagrejr - Jun 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    I never wudda thought the Marlins would stink this year after what they did over the winter.

    • lyon810 - Jun 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      Really? Besides Reyes, Bell and Buehrle are hardly game changers. Not to mention JJ coming off a season of big injuries that are obviously still lingering. They spent a lot of money and not much of anything, they’re right where they should be.

      • Old Gator - Jun 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

        How are JJ’s injuries still lingering? Last outing – seven innings of one run ball with seven Ks. One rough outing before that, and about five straight prior to that where he was really cutting the grass short. He’s fine. Bell has been lights out after his rough start. He was unhittable most of May and has been pitching well in June on the very rare occasions the Feesh took a lead into the ninth. Buehrle has with only one or two exceptions pitched very well and would be something like 9-5 if he’d gotten any kind of run or fielding support. Reyes started off slowly, had a terrific May and has only tailed off, like the rest of the team, over the past two weeks.None of those guys are the problem. The problem has been a lack of hitting by the rest of the team, especially by the 5-6-7-8 hitters, the injury to Bonifacio, and the terrible performance by the rest of the boolpen not counting Bell. It helps to know what a team is really doing or not doing before offering such a lame analysis.

  3. leerosenthall - Jun 25, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Can’t wait for this season of The Franchise to get started! Were the Showtime cameramen included in either of these meetings?

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