If there is a bright spot to the Red Sox early season struggles right now, it would be Hanley Ramirez. The guy who was traded by the Red Sox nearly 10 years ago is proving he belongs in a Sox uniform with his bat. He's hit 10 home runs so far, which hasn't been done since David Ortiz in April of 2006, per Masslive.
Ortiz on Ramirez:
Asked if he's ever run the bases helmet-less, Ortiz replied, "No, that's crazy, isn't it? Oh, man it's crazy. This guy, I don't know if we're going to have to get him a smaller helmet. I don't know what we're going to have to do."
"That guy, man — it's crazy how hard he hits the ball, isn't it?" Ortiz said. "Oh, my goodness. It reminds me of my younger days."
Ramirez has been crushing the ball, and he's been doing it without a helmet for a lot of it (check out the video below, per Masslive.com)
Hanley's inability to keep his helmet on has started it's own Twitter trend, and it's pretty amusing. So, not only is Hanley the best player for the Sox offensively right now, his lack of helmet has taken social media by storm.
Whoever made up the saying 'Chicks dig the long ball' was incorrect.
Everyone — man, woman, child — digs the long ball.
Hanley's just out there being Hanley. It's Hanley being Hanley.