Found July 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Marlins are a team in chaos as they head into the second half of the season. They are 41-44 and nine games out after losing 5-4 Sunday when closer Heath Bell suffered his sixth blown save, allowing three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Hanley Ramirez left the game in the sixth inning when he cut his hand open while punching a cooling fan in the dugout after grounding out. "You're going to hurt yourself because you can't hit? Good hitters don't do that. Good hitters battle back and try to get better," said manager Ozzie Guillen. "I don't pay attention to stupidity. That made me mad," he said. "That's very, I don't say very unprofessional, but very childish. We're not kids. We're grown-up people. When you struggle and you are a great player, you have to come back and try to (get) better and not just hurt the ball club.'" It was a fitting end to the first half. The second half will sta...
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