Boston Red Sox Slugger Hanley Ramirez Hasn’t Cut His Hair In Five Years
Boston Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez has long blonde dreadlocks and this hairstyle is one of the most recognizable things about him. Hanley has had the dreads for awhile but in a Boston Globe article he revealed exactly how long he has had this hairstyle.
In the Globe piece Ramirez says he hasn’t cut his hair in five years. He also explains the reason why he doesn’t wear new helmets, instead opting to smear pine tar on his old ones.
“I don’t like new helmets,” he says.
At 33 years old, Ramirez is a veteran in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse and he is expected to have to step in and fill the shoes of David Ortiz who retired at the end of last season. Hanley was on the right track to help fill in for Ortiz as he hit 30 home runs and knocked in 111 runs with an .866 OPS in a bounce-back season.
Red Sox fans have to feel good at the potential Hanley has shown in his career as a designated hitter. As a DH, Ramirez’s career track record is an even better than that. He’s batted .331 with a 1.014 OPS and 10 homers in 36 games at the position. Limited time at the position, but those statistics have to make the Boston Red Sox feel good about their chances of running him out there every day to play DH.
Hanley worried Red Sox fans as he missed the World Baseball Classic due to a lingering shoulder tightness that has bothered him more this spring than in previous seasons. But the shoulder issue only bothered him when he was in the field at first, which has allowed him to play the DH role where he has had 28 at-bats with 2 home-runs, 7 RBI’s, and a .286 batting average. Ironically enough the .286 batting average was the same number he finished the 2016 campaign with, the big difference is Hanley’s OBP (.394) and OPS (.965) is up this spring which could lead to bigger things ahead.