Ramirez seems to be in the same situation that Ortiz had in 2005: both young Dominican stars in the prime of their career expected to both lead and carry their teams. So, Ortiz has plenty of advice for Ramirez, and Ramirez seems to be taking much of that advice. Mainly, stay out of the news and just play your game, leading by example.
Ortiz is from Santo Domingo and Ramirez is from Samana, DR.
|Dominican player Hanley Ramirez, by SD Dirk on Flickr|