Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ star shortstop, Hanley Ramirez, continued to enjoy his offseason by making an awesome video on Instagram. The 6-2 native of the Dominican Republic nails a circus shot on a backyard basketball hoop that travels over a pool and swishes from at least 50 feet away.
Ramirez certainly could give the Harlem Globetrotters a call if he ever decides to try something different. Michael Jordan switched from basketball to baseball – well, he tried anyhow – so if Ramirez wants to try something else, he could give it a go. Nevertheless, Ramirez would do well to continue tearing apart opposing pitchers in MLB.
Dodgers fans will remember well the 2013 season Ramirez put together as the shortstop accumulated 20 home runs, 57 RBI and batted an astounding .345 while only managing to play in 86 games. With numbers like those, you can guarantee that Dodgers fans are not the only ones who remember Ramirez’s performance as opposing teams dreaded every time he got healthy.
Ramirez will almost certainly rebound from the injury struggles he had in 2013 and return for a solid 2014 campaign. Fortunately for him, Ramirez is a skilled athlete and, if worst comes to worst, he has a career in trick shot basketball to fall back on. The nice thing about that kind of career switch is that the Washington Generals would probably get fired for throwing a ball at his ribs so Ramirez’s health status would not be of any concern.
Keep the great videos coming, Hanley, but please do not quit your day job for the sake of Dodgers fans!