Monday night’s action was chock full of fail: The Pirates were blown out, the Lakers put a hurting on the Suns, and the NHL didn’t even schedule a game. Not that anyone would have watched, but it would have been nice to know that it was there.
Florida Marlins infielder Hanley Ramirez was not there, at least not for most of his team’s 5-1 loss to Arizona. Ramirez fouled a ball off of his foot in the first inning, which led to what both Marlins fans might refer to hereafter as The Jog:
In the second inning, Ramirez was involved in a play where he was clearly slowed. The D-backs put runners on first and second with no outs. Tony Abreu lifted a soft popup that dropped in short left field.
With left fielder Chris Coghlan charging in, Ramirez was sprinting out for the ball. As the shortstop reached for the ball, he inadvertently booted it into the left-field corner…Ramirez slowly chased the ball, as two runners scored and Abreu ended up at third base. He was charged with an error, and the D-backs scored three runs in the inning, with two earned.
When the D-backs’ half of the second inning ended, Ramirez and [Marlins manager Fredi] Gonzalez had a few words before the shortstop headed to the clubhouse. –MLB.com
I recommend checking out the video if you have time. It looks bad. Whether he’s hurt or not, it’s kinda bizarre to see a major leaguer just jogging after a ball. I’m surprised he didn’t just pull out a lawn chair and take a snooze. It worked out for Ken Griffey, Jr.