Should the Chicago Cubs Get Rid of Aramis Ramirez?

April 16, 2010 by  

The ball jumped off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, a burning one-hopper a step to Aramis Ramirez's left. Aging outfielder Jim Edmonds began lumbering toward second base, but as Ramirez (whose reaction to the ball, hit nearly right at him, was characteristically slow) took a jab step toward the ball and reached out to collect it, an inning-ending double play seemed nearly certain.

And then it wasn't. The ball bounced higher than Ramirez expected, and as the 31-year-old tried to adjust, his legs went out from under him, and the ball glanced off the leather on its way into left field. Edmonds held at second, and Braun reached safely at first base.

The misplay, scored as a hit, opened the door for the Brewe...

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