Hanley Ramirez wore the NL batting crown last year with a .342 average. This season, that figure fell to .300. Now we know why. Ramirez was pressing!
Check out this photo of Ramirez in ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue," which hits newsstands on Friday. Observant readers will note that the photo was taken on Sept. 16, the day Ramirez stopped playing due to left elbow inflammation -- yes, the same one manipulating the iron. He made just one more start -- on Sept. 21 -- before calling it a season.
(Photo used with permission of ESPN The Magazine)