And This Is Why If I Owned An MLB Team That I WOULD NOT Let My Players Compete In The World Baseball Classic!!!
From Yahoo Sports – Hanley Ramirez Expected To Miss Eight Weeks Of Action
Now I don’t know about you, but if I had giants stacks of money invested in a player and he was competing for something that did not involved the potential success for my ballclub, I would have a problem with that.
Putting aside the pride to play for the country that you were born in, the players have to get that right?? And the owners too, wouldn’t you think??
For the life of me, I just cannot understand how any owner of a professional sports team that had put millions and billions of dollars into the salaries of its players would ever let something like this happen.
And now, one of the stars of the Los Angeles Dodgers could have his season and his team’s season ruined as a result. I know Hanley pretty well, he played for my team for six years. He gets effected by quite a bit – and he shows it in his play often. An injury like this takes a lot to recover from – his swing my have to change, his wrist speed may be effected, and his power may decline as a result. This surgery does not just affect Hanley Ramirez – it affects the players that were slated to bat before him in the lineup and the ones batting immediately after him too.
All MLB owners should take note of this situation. And if you do are not a part-owner of the Dodgers, be thankful that this did not happen to one of your players.
We’ll see if/how this affects the rosters of the next World Baseball Classic…
Hanley, I wish you a speedy recovery. And I hope that you can quickly regain your form as I really enjoy watching you play baseball. Best of luck to you for a fast recovery!!!