Gotta love the way Hanley Ramirez just toys with opposing teams. Early in the game he’s just goofin’ around, waltzing around the dugout with David Ortiz, putting on a quick dinner theatre version of Silver Linings Playbook for his teammates. Probably making Cole Hamels think he’s gone soft in his old age. Then he gets up to the plate and it’s all business. Like Bruce Wayne losing the tux and putting on the kevlar suit and breaking asses, HanRam unleashes two home runs–one a grand slam–while knocking in 5 of the team’s 8 runs.
Of course, this performance came on the heels of my post predicting that Ramirez would be a bust. While one game doesn’t make a season, I’m perfectly happy to eat those words come August.