Christopher Ramirez, a lifelong baseball fan battling cancer, was able to live a dream in March at Camelback Ranch – Glendale during an otherwise normal Spring Training day for the Dodgers.
He got to “try out” for the Dodgers through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Christopher fielded ground balls, pitched, took part in outfield drills and batting practice with his heroes Manny Ramirez, Casey Blake and Russell Martin. He did it all while wearing the Dodger uniform with his favorite number 24, which he wore in honor of Manny’s number from his Cleveland and Boston day.
Manny even gave him a bat and Russell gave him brand-new cleats.
And finally, he got to watch a game from the Dodger dugout.
“I will always remember this for the rest of my life,” said Christopher.