Found July 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
MIAMI — Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public. In one instance, Martinez acknowledged he angrily grabbed a player. Martinez was in his first year as a professional coach this year. He sat in the dugout during Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, then met with Marlins officials and resigned. “I want to apologize to the Marlins organization for my behavior,” Martinez said. “I have made some comments to certain players at certain times that I thought was more constructive criticism. Obviously, they didn’t feel that way, and it kind of backfired on me.” Martinez said he once touched a player in anger, grabbing rookie Derek Dietrich by the jersey in the batting cage early this season. Dietrich, demoted last Monday to Double-A Jacksonville, was among the players to complain. Martinez said he offered to resign earlier, but team owner Jeffrey Loria wanted him to stay on the job. When t...
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  • Tino is 100% right...some of these players coming up today need to learn professionalism and be thankful they arein the show. The Marlins in particular have a lot of players with attitude problems...just look at the clown who managed them the last few seasons. These players need to learn how to conduct themselves in the big leagues. Look at the situation with the Orioles third baseman recently...machado acted like a childish unprofessional jerk. I for on am fed up with these prima donnas in the game
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