Originally Posted by gator1986
Uh no... You didn't watch him fight in the dugout twice or get lazy on fly balls with trying to look sly catching the ball with one hand. I watch every game and go to almost every home game. Last year his attitude was better, but that's because he knew he was out after this year. He was not the best attitude, and ill actually disagree with a player not hustling... Have you ever watch Zobrist on every play? He actually backs up first base when he is in the outfield! No player does that anymore! He gives a 100% all the time. And I love that they're moving him to 2nd base permanently
I watch every game as well, as well as other games across the league. The majority of players do exactly what BJ does and all of them loaf at times. It's human nature.
I can easily name quite a few Rays players that loaf more than BJ. You are just looking for it with BJ. But when Longo doesn't run out a ball, or jogs when he thinks he hits it out (but doesn't), or mouths off to a teammate where is the outrage? I'm not saying there should be, just that there is a double standard.
And I agree about Ben. He's more the exception than the rule though. But even still he doesn't hustle 100% of the time. Just watch!
And Ben is easily the most underrated player in MLB.