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Wilson Ramos is back in the swing of things

Feb 21, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

Wilson Ramos

Today was Wilson Ramos‘ first day back in his usual major league routine since he was kidnapped in Venezuela last November.  Mark Zuckerman of has a story up about it.

For the most part Ramos sounds like he’s all about getting back to business. But there is at least one thing suggesting that his ordeal will always stick with him:

Wilson Ramos arrived for spring training with a new tattoo emblazoned on his left forearm. It includes a flock of doves and a biblical quote in Spanish, which translated reads: “I put everything in Jesus, because he’s got my back.”

Beneath the quote are the numbers “11-11-11.” As in November 11, 2011. The day Ramos was rescued by Venezuelan authorities following 50 hours in captivity.

Can’t imagine how one just goes on from something as scary as all that, but for better or for worse, we all get to watch Ramos do it this season.

  1. El Bravo - Feb 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Uh oh, sounds like he’s pretty big on his faith. Looks like we have a big helping of Ramos-mania ahead of us!!!! Just wait! He will begin to polarize America, the media and the rest of the league with stories written of how his faith has made him win despite all odds and others written about how he’s overrated and he’s not fundamentally sound enough to excel in the sport.

    • dcfan4life - Feb 22, 2012 at 1:01 AM

      Gee, is that a shot at Tebow…? Cuz Wilson Ramos is a quiet guy and Tebow is not. Makes a big difference even though they both are very religious.

      • El Bravo - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM

        No one gets a joke 😦 HAHAHA

  2. proudlycanadian - Feb 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    It is certainly difficult to forget, but the best thing for him is probably to start playing baseball again.

  3. aaronmoreno - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Really, we want Ramos to play baseball so we can forget what happened to him.

  4. lostsok - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Hitting into a double play or striking out isn’t going to seem like nearly as big of deal to this kid now. Character comes from the things we overcome to succeed.

  5. tropboi11 - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    I hope the best for Wilson, after going thru something like that it has to be very difficult getting back into the groove of things especially when your a pro ball player. On another note maybe he should use the good money he makes and move his entire family to the states where he will be much safer.

  6. doubledeuce22 - Feb 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    “Beneath the quote are the numbers “11-11-11.” As in November 11, 2011. The day Ramos was rescued by Venezuelan authorities following 50 hours in captivity.”

    Maybe he’s just a really big Skyrim fan…

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