He understands his position and the responsibilities that come with it: he is not just there to lead the Guardians on the field.
A superstar of his status is idolized by thousands of young, aspiring baseball players both in the Cleveland area and the Dominican Republic, his home country.
That’s why Ramirez is known for being involved with the community, helping others that don’t quite have as much as he has.
“This past weekend, together with @CleGuardians, I partnered with @PIFBS to help over 100 kids play ball in my hometown of Baní, DR With support from @wilsonballglove, we were able to donate $40,000 worth of equipment to kids who share the same love for the game of baseball,” he tweeted.
— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) January 17, 2023
PIFBS means Pitch In For Baseball & Softball, an organization that provides baseball/softball gear to leagues to help grow the sport.
Baseball gear is not exactly cheap, depending on the location and on the acquisition power of some young players.
That’s why organizations like PIFBS, the Guardians, and players like Ramirez are so important.
They have the means to distribute bats, balls, gloves, mitts, masks, and other equipment to young players.
If more teams and players do this, baseball will be in a good place for years to come.
It’s important for players to play competitively from a young age, and having the right equipment is crucial.
Ramirez, as it turns out, is the Guardians MVP at all levels: both on the field and off it.
He is the single most important player on their roster.