Hanley takes swing at critics in commercial

Hanley Ramirez hasn’t talked much publicly about his switch to third base. But the three-time All-Star shortstop did deliver an interesting message via an advertisement.

The Marlins veteran is the subject of a newly released Powerade commerical, which already is making the rounds on YouTube.

The TV commercial shows Ramirez on a baseball field, doing some drills, and signing a list of names with a marker on his bat.

Ramirez’s message is to those who have criticized him, especially on Twitter.

In Spanish, Ramirez says: “To all those who sent messages criticizing me, I want to apologize for not having replied yet. I was busy with this bat and this marker, writing your names. The response is on its way. Sincerely, Hanley Ramirez.”

Ramirez then is seen swinging the bat, with footage of him doing agility drills mixed in, and hitting a baseball very hard.

Ramirez takes a swig of Powerade, and the commercial ends with a shot of the bat full of names on the ground.

“One drink. One response. Power through,” is the final message of the commercial.

The past few weeks, Ramirez has been working out in the Dominican Republic, where he has been hitting and taking ground balls.

Recovering from his worst season and left shoulder surgery, Ramirez will be looking for a bounce back year.

Joe Frisaro

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