Marlins have no intention of dropping 'lo viste'

Marlins have no intention of dropping 'lo viste'

MIAMI -- It will take more than one hit batter to stop the Marlins from flashing their "lo viste" rally signal.

On Wednesday in Houston, Astros reliever Wilton Lopez hit Hanley Ramirez with a pitch and was later seen making the "lo viste" sign in the dugout.

Ramirez took exception to the ball thrown up and in, and the umpires restored order before an incident broke out.

"Lo viste," Spanish for "see that?" has become a Marlins slogan. Emilio Bonifacio has made it a practice every time a player does something special either at the plate or in the field, and players often can be seen spreading two fingers over one eye, basically a sideways "V," after making a play.

Bonifacio even had "lo viste" T-shirts made up, and they've been distributed to teammates and sold online.

On April 15 at Marlins Park, Ramirez hit a game-tying home run off Lopez in the eighth inning. Ramirez made the "lo viste" sign toward the Miami dugout while rounding the bases.

Ramirez notes that the players aren't pointing at the other team or rubbing it in.

"Lo viste" is the Marlins answer to the Claw, used by the Rangers after a player gets a big hit.

"I don't know what to say," Ramirez said on Friday. "The only thing I can say is, we're going to keep doing it. It's our thing."

Ramirez added that the fans like it, and the players like it.

"We're going to continue to do it, the whole team," he said.