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: The greatest — or worst — first pitch of all time

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The Red Sox are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” team during Wednesday night’s series finale against the Cardinals. Jordan Leandre took the mound to throw out the first pitch. With past players lined up behind him, Leandre wound up and fired to home… juuuuust a bit outside. The ball hit photographer Tony Capobianco right in the family jewels.

Video from Bleacher Report’s Steve Perrault:

To his credit, Capobianco had a sense of humor about it:

Wil Myers stole second, third, and home in the same inning

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Padres first baseman Wil Myers hit an RBI single off of Nick Pivetta in the bottom of the fourth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game, giving his team a 1-0 lead. He then proceeded to steal second base, then third base, and finally home on a double-steal, scoring the Padres’ second run.

Per CSN Philly’s Marshall Harris, it’s the first time a player has stolen all three bases in the same inning since Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon in 2011. Indeed, on July 1 that year, Gordon stole all three bases against Angels pitcher Bobby Cassevah.

Myers is currently batting .238/.322/.459 with 24 home runs, 59 RBI, 61 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 491 plate appearances this season.