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Scorekeeping updated: Hanley Ramirez’s “doggin’ it”

This is gonna be interesting for our Scorekeeping tally.

In yesterday’s game, Hanley Ramirez was accused of a few things, but mostly of “dogging it,” by his manager Fredi Gonzalez.  Everybody was very, very cautious to not use the word “hustle” and players and the managers shied away from mentioning Hanley’s name specifically.

Clark Spencer, the Marlins’ beat reporter for the Miami Herald, started it with this:

#Marlins Strong words by T. Hutton after Hanley Ramirez loafs after ball: “If he wants to take the night off,get him out of the game now.”

T. Hutton is Tommy Hutton, the Marlins’ broadcaster.

Then Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post posted this on his blog:

And to Fredi’s credit, he didn’t try to sugar-coat what everyone in the press box and on TV saw — his $70-million shortstop loafing after a ball that he kicked down the left-field line. Continue reading

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Updated Scorekeeping thread

Just an update, I’ve had two comments come in for the Scorekeeping: Subtle Racism article.  If you can help out by posting any time you hear any subtly racist comments, used by anyone against anyone regardless of skin color, please post them in the comments.  That means even when a black player is called gritty or a white player is called a great athlete. We want a complete sampling.

Thanks.

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