Found August 30, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Two weeks after a billboard went up in Philadelphia criticizing Jimmy Rollins for not hustling, the Phillies shortstop was pulled from a game for repeating the same offense. Rollins did not run hard after popping up in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Phillies-Mets game (pictured above), so he only made it to first instead of second when the ball dropped. He later was tagged out after making a poor decision on a fielder’s choice. The lack of hustle was enough to merit a benching from manager Charlie Manuel. “I got two rules: Be on time and hustle. And hustle’s part of it,” Manuel said after the game. “Running balls out is definitely part of it. “It’s a reflection on myself, it’s a reflection on whoever don’t do it, and things like that. It’s a reflection on our team, it’s a reflection on the organization. My frustration grows every time I see anyone not hustle,” said Manuel. Rollins reacted defiantly when asked after the game if he planned to talk to about ...

Rollins benched for not hustling

After failing to run out a pop-up that was ultimately dropped by the pitcher, shortstop Jimmy Rollins was pulled from the game by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

Jimmy Rollins is Removed from Phillies-Mets Game For Lack of Hustle

In the sixth inning, at the top of the seventh inning, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel sat Rollins down on the bench. Rollins drew the ire of some fans a couple weeks ago on August 16th in Milwaukee.  Our Rich Wilkins suggested fans give him a break this time around.   But those who gave him a break last time did not this time, not even Charlie Manuel.  Laynce Nix entered...

Rollins Lack of Hustle Concerning

We all get it. The 2012 Philadelphia Phillies are not going to make the playoffs. But does that mean that the players should stop hustling? Former MVP Jimmy Rollins seems to think so. Rollins has had his moments through the years of not hustling, something manager Charlie Manuel has addressed before. In 2008 he was benched for it. This season, not hustling seems to be routine for...

Rollins benched as Phils beat Mets

Jimmy Rollins' latest jog toward first earned him a spot where he won't have to hustle. On the bench. Rollins was benched after a pair of baserunning blunders Thursday in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over the New York Mets. It was the second time in two weeks the 2007 NL MVP was scolded for not hustling on the basepaths. Rollins was pulled for the start of the seventh inning...

Phillies' Rollins apologizes for not hustling

Jimmy Rollins didn't star Friday night in the Philadelphia Phillies' dramatic 8-5 comeback win over the Braves in 10 innings at Turner Field. Erik Kratz hit a game-tying home run -- and held onto a ball in a vicious collision with Chipper Jones -- while John Mayberry Jr. slugged the go-ahead three-run home run in the 10th inning. But Rollins being in the lineup at all was...

Rollins back in lineup after benching

Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins apologized to manager Charlie Manuel and returned to the lineup Friday night, a day after the former NL MVP was benched in the middle of a game for failing to hustle. Rollins flied out while leading off for the Phillies at Atlanta. Manuel pulled Rollins on Thursday after a pair of baserunning mistakes in the sixth inning against the New York...

Jimmy Rollins grabs headline in 3-2 win over Mets

The Philadelphia Phillies won 3-2 over the New York Mets yesterday. Talk should be of Kyle Kendrick’s solid 7 2/3 work for the win. But, nope. In this abortion of a season, the talk the next day is of Jimmy Rollins. What? “The team to beat,” Rollins proclaimed in 2007 and helped the Phillies to their first playoff appearance in many year and what would be a MVP season. That...

Rollins benched after blunders, Phils beat Mets

A little popup caused a lot of trouble for the New York Mets - and didn't work out so well for the Philadelphia Phillies, either. Pitcher Jonathon Niese dropped a routine pop that forced Phillies star Jimmy Rollins to shift from a jog to a sprint toward first base. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel benched Rollins because of the missing hustle, a move that overshadowed Philadelphia...

Phillies Fans Take to Twitter to Tell Jimmy Rollins Directly They Are Displeased With His Effort

After not hustling to first base on a pop up that was dropped by Mets pitcher Jonathan Niese, Jimmy Rollins was benched by manager Charlie Manuel.  Thanks to Twitter, Phillies fans took their displeasure to Rollins directly. Here is a sample of what they said:

Phillies 3, Mets 2

Phillies star Jimmy Rollins was benched after a pair of baserunning blunders Thursday in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over the New York Mets. Rollins was pulled for the start of the seventh inning after a pair of mistakes in the sixth. The former NL MVP failed to run hard on a dropped popup that could have put him on second base. He stole second base, then was caught in a rundown...

Ugandan Little Leaguers Hit The Big Apple

The Ugandan National Little League team has been on quite a roll as of late.Not only did they become the first African team to advance to a Little League World Series (they finished their inaugural visit Thursday with a win in a consolation game), but now...they're making their way to Major League ballparks.Tuesday night, they were in Philadelphia to catch a Phillies game.  But...

Phillies win, but Rollins benched for not hustling

PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Kendrick's fourth straight masterful performance was overshadowed by Jimmy Rollins getting benched. Kendrick continued his impressive run with another excellent start, helping the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon. But the talk afterward was centered on Rollins, the former NL...

J-Roll deserved benching and more

Jimmy Rollins is one of Charlie Manuel's favorite players, but for the third time in their relationship, Manuel sent Rollins to the bench for his actions - or lack thereof - on the field.

Gameday: Phillies (62-69) vs. Atlanta Braves (74-57)

Philadelphia Phillies (62-69) at Atlanta Braves (74-57) Roy Halladay (8-7, 3.88) vs. Mike Minor (7-10, 4.71) Time: 7:35, Turner Field TV: CSN Weather: Mostly sunny, 82 Media: Twitter and Facebook Jimmy Rollins is in the lineup tonight. And how do you feel about that? He was given a talk-to by Charlie Manuel about once again failing to run out a pop up in the Mets series. Manuel...
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