The Miami Marlins celebrate Hanley Ramirez’s walk off. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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"Look, I’m going to level with you. You either hear me or you don’t. For one, you’re not bigger than the game. You don’t show a manager up. The way you’re going about this is literally the wrong way. It’s an immature act … and this could come back to bite you in the rear end in the worst way. You really have stepped across the line. You owe that manager a sincere apology. And if you think your teammates have your back with this, you’ve got another thing coming because the mind-set, and this is from me to you, the mind-set is these guys are laughing at you. … Hanley, one thing you’ve got to understand, if you want to be the best, you’ve got to bring the best every day. That’s the only way you’re going to be respected in that manner. And don’t forget - if you want to be marketed as the best, you don’t go on national television and belittle your superiors. These people invested a lot of money in you and they did it for a reason, all right? One of these days it’ll probably make sense to you why they did that. But in the meantime you better try and gravitate to why you think they invested this money in you. Don’t think that you’re ever bigger than the game. I don’t care how much money you make because this game will humble you and it will humble you fast. … But you’ve got to start thinking about setting an example and having your teammates respect you in the manner that they should. That act that you put on, that’s poor. That’s not going to cut it."
A promo for Sunday Night Baseball Featuring Joe Mauer and Hanley Ramirez.
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