Since I am finally back from my vacation to Atlanta and Washington DC (I basically followed the Marlins there), I can get back to you, my fellow obsessed Fish fans. I caught up on The Franchise after I got home and three things stuck to me: Hanley Ramirez, Heath Bell, and Ozzie Guillen.
Hanley Being Hanley
I guess I can speak for most fans when I say that Hanley will always be a huge part of Marlins history whether we like it or not. He has done a lot for this team on the field. The last couple of years can pretty much be forgotten due to his performance and attitude on and off the field. (Anyone remember that time Hanley thought he was playing kickball rather than baseball?) He seemed kind of hypocritical about being traded, laughing about it with teammates, and then looking depressed in his press conference. Yes, he has been a Marlin for several years. But his attitude before the press conference was like, “Meh… whatever. Hanleywood.” Get over yourself, Hanley. Oh, and your “I see you” thing? Not original.
I did like the scene with the kiddo fans. That was cute. He was hugging them and taking pictures with them.
Oh, where to begin. I almost shed a tear because I know how it feels to struggle with a sick parent. Heath’s father has lung cancer and is very sick. However, he is fighting hard to stay alive for his family. Now, I am truly sorry for what Heath is going through, but I am going to talk a little about his issues on the field.
Heath seems to be grasping at straws to find an excuse on why he has underperformed. You can tell from the show that Heath has that kind of attitude through the show and in interviews. As a matter of fact, I witnessed Heath make excuses with my own eyes. In DC, speaking with fans while signing autographs during warm ups, he was apologetic over throwing an F-bomb on TV. No big deal.
Then someone mentioned his struggles, he mentioned that he is not seeing eye to eye with the coaches and it is getting to him. I was thinking, “Dude, you are too old to be acting like a child.” Take responsibility for your own actions. Don’t blame John Buck, the coaches, or Billy the Marlin. YOU are responsible for your performance. I want Heath to do well, but this attitude makes me very frustrated with him. I can just imagine how his coaches feel.
Ozzie Hates Coconut Water
I was loving Ozzie’s rant about coconut water during the ending credits. Ozzie, I don’t get the fad either. I was given free coconut water at a fashion event at Macy’s and I thought I was going to hurl when I tasted it. It is nothing like the coconut water I remember from when my dad would cut open an actual coconut.
Ozzie Being Ozzie… Again
Pretty baseball players, but ugly team. That is what Ozzie was showing us by having players show us their abs. (I am sure every girl loved that scene!) He was poking fun at them eating organic foods to keep them fit instead of actually working on winning. Ha!
In April, if you would’ve told me that there would be no LoMo, Giancarlo Stanton, and Hanley Ramirez on the Marlins roster in August, I would’ve laughed. I would laugh harder if you told me Greg Dobbs and Austin Kearns were starting. (Sorry guys.)
This season has been an epic fail due to injuries and just craptastic performance. I can’t blame the Marlins for making those roster moves.
The Baseball Wives Club
The scenes with the wives at dinner were kind of lame. I did however, laugh at the part when they were messing with Heath’s wife. Mrs. Bell gets really nervous when her husband is pitching. (Oh, honey, you are SO not alone!)
The other wives were like, “Oh, no big deal” while she was dying watching Heath on the TV.
Heath gets taken out of the game with one out left. In comes Mike Dunn. Mrs. Dunn, who was kind of joking around with Mrs. Bell, then started to get nervous as well. But Mrs. Bell comforted her. Imagine Mrs. Dunn’s reaction when her hubby blew that game in DC. Yea, I was there. Not fun. Poor girl.