Ramirez's name again is being attached to Louisville Slugger. The company has announced it has signed the Marlins slugger to a bat contract.
The contract means Louisville Slugger can put Ramirez's actual signature on bats instead of using block letters.
Cool. When I was a kid, what seems like centuries ago, there was some weird kind of status as to whose bat you used. In case you are wondering, and I can't imagine you are, I hit with a Jackie Robinson model.
But I guess what this means is that kids everywhere will be using that thin handled type of bat that Hanley uses. And that ain't a bad thing. It really is star status when your signature appears on a bat and especially when the bats are made to your preferred dimensions.
A Louisville Slugger has a warm place in my heart, in fact, should you ever win regular season Ichthyomancy, you get one.