Fri, Oct 4th 2013, 11:55
Hanley Ramirez has been around the game for long enough to understand, fully, how special it is to play in a postseason.
It’s not that other players don’t appreciate it. But when you’ve been playing in the big leagues for nearly a decade and you’ve never even once sniffed the playoffs, well, there may be a little more pep in your step when it’s time for those first pregame introductions that are saved only for Opening Day, the All-Star Game and opening postseason games such as the Dodgers’ 6-1 victory over the Braves in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday.
“It’s on another level,” he said. “The energy from the first pitch, every pitch counts. Every pitch, It’s…