Thursday, May 10, 2012
In case you missed it last night, Hanley Ramirez got plunked by Astros reliever Wilton Lopez on Wednesday night in the top of the seventh inning. Hanley gave Lopez the stare-down afterward, and had to be escorted to first by home plate umpire to keep the peace. Astros manager Brad Mills said the HBP was purely unintentional, but Lopez belied that assessment by flashing the Marlins' "lo viste" sign on his way to the dugout after being pulled.
Apparently, the Astros were displeased with Ramirez after he admired his own home run hit against them last month in Miami, and the HBP may have been retaliatory. If they really wanted to get revenge on the Marlins, they could try winning more games. The Fish have gone 4-2 against Houston this season.
This once again proves that baseball beefs are the lamest beefs of all.
Ozzie Guillen, as expected, wins the conflict thanks to his solid logic and reasoning:
"Very immature, that's all I can say. Very immature," Guillen said. "He's lucky I wasn't Hanley. I would have chased his ass all the way to Puerto Rico."Lopez is from Nicaragua, not Puerto Rico. Never change, Ozzie.
Photo via Larry Brown Sports