Hanley hysteria

The relaxed atmosphere of the workouts on the backfields created a nice baseball moment on Saturday morning.

During a short break before a drill, Hanley Ramirez was sitting in the dugout. Fans were to his back, behind the fence. A family with a small baby began talking to Hanley, asking him when he was going to practice with the Dominican Republic for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Ramirez asked: “Are you going to miss me?”

The fans said, yes. Seeing the baby, Hanley reached his fingers through the fence and to touch the baby as he was chatting with the parents. A crew from MLB Productions was on hand Saturday, and they captured the scene.

Saturday produced a nice crowd of fans who watched the workouts. Going from field to field, Ramirez ended up signing a lot of autographs.

— Joe Frisaro

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