OMG - Tangentially Cub-related incident that makes me proud to be an American
This one is for a young man named Kurt.
You all know that Hanley Ramirez dogged it, got benched, then acted like a bitch.
Then he got called into the office with Andre Dawson and Tony Perez.
MAN, that's strong. Two Hall-of-Famers, two Special Assistants for the Marlins, two straight-up iron-fisted bad-assed stud hosses who never took a gatdam play off in their entire LIVES!!
Hawk started the conversation by noting 'I'm not going to say a lot, because if you say the wrong the thing to me, then you might wind up on the floor on your rear end.' Perez stood there and nodded.
This actually happened. They told the spoiled young punk to respect.
I am literally tearful with pride that such men still exist in today's namby-pamby world.