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Ramon/Trembley friction?

Out of sheer boredom, I was checking my O's RSS links, and I saw this article from the O's official site which indicates a potential rift between Razor and Dave-o.

Hernandez viewed the two days on the bench as an evaluation period for some role players, while Trembley hinted that there was more beneath the surface...."He looked tired to me"..."It looked to me that he needed a break and to kind of step back somewhat. I think we had to share some things. I like Ramon. I think we'll get it all straightened out. Obviously, there are some things that he could do better or be better about."

"I like Ramon?" "We'll get it all straightened out?" What the heck is going on in that clubhouse?

Hernandez has come under fire from several analysts for a perceived lack of effort in recent days, but Trembley refused to come out and say if that was the reason for the temporary seat on the bench. ..."I'm very interested to see how Ramon plays tonight. I'm confident that he will play with some enthusiasm and hustle and give us a good game...Ramon is going to finish the year off strong and go home this winter and get in great shape. And he's going to come next year and have a banner season."

"Get in great shape over the winter?" Is Ramon a fatty now? For the record, he went 2 for 4 in the game with one run scored.

Later in the day, when speaking generally about hustle and lack thereof, Trembley displayed some strong sentiments. Sometimes, he said, the only way to get a player's attention is by taking away his playing time.

"We don't need any attention drawn to ourselves by anything negative," he said. "If we're going to get the attention coming down the last few games, it should be by playing hard and doing things right and being professional, being a big-leaguer. When guys aren't that, I don't care if they've played three days or three months or 15 years. I'm going to tell them. I think these guys are aware of that. There's only so much you can do besides talk. I think you just have to not play people."

I'm right there with him on that one. If anyone is phoning it in, they should sit. And we all know who we're talking about.

But this article in general is news to me. I find myself wondering how many other fractious situations are going on that we don't know about?

BTW, speaking of hustle? Some time this week, Brian Roberts will likely steal his 50th base of the season. Aftger tonight's game, he's at 48.