Ramirez ultra-talented yet still immature

Marlins' 25-year-old shortstop having MVP-caliber year, and "getting better" as leader

Originally Published: October 1, 2009
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

MIAMI -- Hours before the scheduled start of a Dominican League final game in Santo Domingo in January, Hanley Ramirez -- trailed by a couple of members of his entourage -- walked out of the dugout at Estadio Quisqueya and headed toward the batting cage that was planted on the field. The stadium was mostly empty except for a few workers who were cleaning the stands. One of those workers began shouting at Ramirez.

"Hey, Hanley, do you remember me?" the older man dressed in tattered clothes ...

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