Aspromonte was very upset at Hendrick, “There will be action taken” he hissed,”you can bet your life on that.” There was a heated close-door meeting in the club house after the game.
A club spokesman declined to say how much Hendrick had been fined, but reports were that Manager Ken Aspromonte hit him with a $300 penalty.
Hendrick was dubbed “Silent George” for his uneasiness in talking to the media. He often said that when he had something to say, he would say it. “Man, I gave up caring about what the world thinks about George Hendrick a long time ago,” he said. “The people only believe what they read and what they want to believe. I’m happy the way I am. I have my friends and family, and that’s the way it’s going to stay.” He played his outfield position with an easy, effortless gait. Some characterized his play as nonchalant or lazy, while others believed that he quickly learned how to position himself in the outfield, so consequently had less ground to cover. At times he was criticized for “lollipop” throws to the cutoff man.