McKeon Makes Presence Felt by Benching Hanley

McKeon Makes Presence Felt by Benching Hanley


McKeon Makes Presence Felt by Benching Hanley


Hanley Ramirez arrived late to the clubhouse yesterday afternoon, predictably showing up after interim manager Jack McKeon had called the team together for a meeting at 3:30 pm. As a result, he was offered a seat on the bench for the duration of the evening. Had McKeon elected not to bench Ramirez for pulling that crap on his first day, he would have looked like a fool, so the move to sit him was a logical one.

When approached by reporters and questioned as to why Hanley wasn’t in the lineup, McKeon simply responded, “because I didn’t put him in there.” That explanation was all kinds of old man awesome. Can you really blame the guy for being so brief? He’s got a baseball team to manage and road beef to pillage.

McKeon ended up finishing his night in the same sparkling manner in which it began. Following the Marlins 2-1 loss to the Angels, the renowned cigar lover sat in the dugout and lit up a stogie much to the horror of third base coach, Joey Espada.

The next three months or so with Captain Jack have a healthy chance of being refreshingly entertaining.

[Fish Tank; cigar photo via @JimmyTraina, Bro Bible]

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