Jersey Monday: Hanley Ramirez

One of the nice things about having so many jerseys is that I can be prepared for pretty much any vacation I take. When I went to Georgia last month, I had my choice of Dominique Wilkins (former Atlanta Hawk and UGA alum) or Hines Ward (UGA alum). When I went to Boston last October, I could have picked from Paul Pierce or Kevin Youkilis -- but instead went with Buffy Summers all weekend, for Buffyfest.

So in addition to all my LeBron jerseys for this trip to Florida, I've got my Hanley Ramirez Marlins jersey ready to rock if I decide to go to any spring training games (I also brought my Johan Santana Mets jersey, if I decide to make the two-hour drive up to Port St. Lucie).

Of the three major American sports (leaving hockey out of the mix), baseball is the one for which I have the fewest jerseys, and I rarely wear my baseball jerseys outside of baseball games. Still, I do like baseball jerseys, mostly because they're great for layering when worn open.

Also, it's nice to have a Ramirez jersey, since he does happen to be one of the best players in baseball. While my baseball collection in smaller than my other sports, that does make it more selective, with a lot fewer "why do you have THAT jersey" selections.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.