Found August 30, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Remember last month's hustle controversy with Jimmy Rollins? Well, it's reared its ugly head again.
During Thursday's Mets-Phillies game, Rollins hit an infield pop-up near the pitcher's mound in the sixth inning. Rollins dejectedly began to trot down to first base...only to see Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese drop the ball. Rollins easily made it to first, and with no one covering second base, he could have easily made it there too...if he had been running hard the whole time.
After Rollins stole second and was erased from the basepaths on a fielder's choice, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel went at it with Rollins in the dugout. In the top of the seventh inning, Michael Martinez was playing shortstop....and not Rollins. After Manuel's post-game press conference, the response from Rollins was brief, and told the entire story.
"He already told you what happened. There you go," Rollins said as he left the clubhouse.
I think this is going to be the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
In this abortion of a season, the talk the next day is of Jimmy Rollins.
“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.
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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.
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
Weather: Mostly sunny, 82
Media: Twitter and Facebook
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