It came as no surprise to Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen that Hanley Ramirez showboated a home run on Wednesday, drawing the ire of Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett.
"That's Hanley," Guillen said of the former Marlin, now with the Dodgers. "[If] Hanley hit a home run down by 30 runs, he would pimp it. That's the way he is."
Ramirez angered Burnett when he homered off the pitcher in the fourth inning and gestured by using his fingers to make circles around his eyes, similar to the lo viste gesture popularized this season by the Marlins.
When Burnett struck out Ramirez in his next at-bat, he yelled "Sit the [expletive] down." Afterward, Burnett told reporters he thought Ramirez went overboard.
"If you're going to hit a homer, act like you've hit one before," Burnett said.
Guillen said he doesn't care for such antics.
"There's so much [garbage]," Guillen said. "Somebody hits a home run, they put on a show. Somebody strikes out, they put on a show. That's the way the game is right now."
Ozzie Guillen not surprised by Hanley Ramirez's showboating with Dodgers
Miami Herald | Aug 18