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Time to end the Ramirez saga

Updated: May 19, 2010, 12:29 PM ET
By Buster Olney

The Marlins have a crisis on their hands, writes Joe Capozzi, with a showdown between Hanley Ramirez and manager Fredi Gonzalez. The manager has indicated that Ramirez needs to apologize to his teammates before getting back on the field, writes Harvey Fialkov.

Ramirez's suggestion that he couldn't pursue the ball the other night is ridiculous; he flat-out dogged it. He was dead wrong, and Gonzalez was dead-on in his handling of this situation Monday and Tuesday -- he immediately pulled Ramirez out of the game Monday, and on Tuesday, he made it clear that he thinks that Ramirez needs to apologize to his teammates and kept him out of the lineup.

But this is where Gonzalez should try to end this.

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