Apparently Hanley Ramirez is sorry.
“I’m sorry that all this got so ugly. My intent was not to cause a distraction,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com in a phone interview from St. Louis. “I’m sorry that things got this heated. The team, the fans don’t deserve it.
“We are all professionals here and we’re pulling for the same side. I’ll try to close this chapter and focus on playing baseball,” Ramirez added.
Sure, what he said was wrong. You don’t say that to your boss. Throughout the ordeal, I thought someone had to take the high ground, and it would likely have to be Hanley, so I’m glad to see him doing this. He will be in the lineup tonight versus the St. Louis Cardinals.
Is that enough for everyone? I’m fine with it. Fredi Gonzalez seems to think the apology should go to his teammates. I think the apology should be more for what he said yesterday rather than what he did a few days ago, but a blanket apology should be fine and would appease everyone involved. The silly part is that this would have likely happened earlier if it had all been kept under wraps, but because it was out in the open, we missed one game of Hanley. I sincerely hope that that’s all we lost, and that Hanley isn’t harboring any more negativity towards the organization for how this event was handled.