Quote of the Day: Hanley Ramirez had a sick burn for the Marlins

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The Marlins season sucked. The Dodgers season is starting to circle the drain. But that doesn’t mean they’re not still loads of fun.  Such as when they’re sparring over Hanley Ramirez’s rich 2012 legacy.

Bill Shaikin has the story in the L.A. Times.  It started yesterday when Marlins president David Samson said that the Marlins traded Ramirez when they realized “We just realized we couldn’t win with him.”  Asked for comment, Ramirez said:

“Now are they winning without me?”

Oh, snap. And it’s made even better because, no, the Marlins are not winning without him. Indeed, they are losing at a much more prodigious rate than they were with him.

Video: Troy Tulowitzki plays along with a photographer who thought he was a pitcher

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.