Found June 05, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
Fredi Gonzalez has made it clear. Hes not going to be the one to tell Dan Uggla hes getting a day off. At least not to his face. Maybe Gonzalez could text him, send a personal message on Facebook or even talk to him via the electronic wizardry of Skype. Do people still send telegrams? Perhaps someone else can tell him. Any volunteers? Or maybe Ill have one of you do it, he joked to a handful of reporters one day. Anything other than being in the same room as Uggla, whose competitiveness and pure dislike for sitting on the bench has conveyed the message that he expects to be in the lineup. Every inning. Every game. I dont need a day off, Uggla said. If Im putting together quality ABs and playing quality D and running the bases like I know how to run them, theres no point. We have days off designated for us, and I consider those my days off. Uggla has not played all 162 games in any of his six full seasons in the majors, but hes also never played in fewer than 146. His name w...
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