The best thing about Jose Ramirez's 2016 coming out party, better than his .298 batting average, his .354 on base percentage or his 21 doubles, is his exquisite hair. All season long, it's been a mixture of a fauxhawk, dreads and whatever you call what the Wichita State Shockers' mascot has on his head. Its very existence makes it almost impossible for Ramirez's helmet to stay atop that salad of his whenever his pace exceeds 1 mph, something that's become part of the Ramirez lore.
Post All-Star break, Ramirez has done some experimenting with that glorious hair of his. In the Cleveland Indians first game back on Friday night, Ramirez debuted what can only be described as "The Campfire," an orange-colored patch of hair follicles as unruly as its ever been.
Indians manager Terry Franconca told cleveland.com reporter Zack Meisel that Ramirez "looks like he went through a car wash while in a convertible," while Ramirez claims his new 'do helps his helmet remain attached to his dome.
Whatever Ramirez does with his hair, it hasn't hindered his bat in the slightest. The Orange, as his teammates have taken to calling him, went 2-4 with two RBIs last night as the Indians downed the Minnesota Twins to put claim to the best record in the American League.