The Dominican Baseball guy blogged on David Ortiz and his relationship with Hanley Ramirez a few months back. Ramirez came up with the Red Sox and Ortiz showed him the big league ropes early in his career.
Ortiz has a similar relationship with Robinson Cano. David Ortiz and Robinson Cano first met at a stadium in the Dominican Republic over ten years ago. Cano remembers the meeting fondly, and says they have had a tight relationship ever since. Ortiz gives him advice and even picked him for his team in the 2011 home run derby.
According to Ortiz:
“I look at him like a little brother,” said Ortiz. “It’s great. I really try to get along with everybody around me and since the first time I saw him, I saw how hard he was trying to be a good player and came to be who he is today. I always have open hands for people like that.”Cano hopes to continue the cycle of good will and serve as a mentor to future young Dominican players.
David Ortiz es de Santo Domingo, Robinson Cano es de San Pedro de Macoris, and Hanley Ramirez es de Samana.
|David Ortiz bats with the Boston Red Sox|