Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/30/12
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 the shortstop. After his last time not hustling a local Philadelphia radio station put a billboard up saying “Hustle Jimmy, Hustle”. It didn’t seem to motivate him today as he jogged on a routine pop up that was dropped then made a base running mistake after stealing second base. So are we to believe that Jimmy Rollins only gives 100% when his team has a chance of winning? From recent behavior, the answer could be yes. What is worse about his lack of hustle is that he is a leader on the team. What does this teach young players like Domonic Brown? No good. Jimmy, you need to give 100% every day, at every at...
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