Hanley Ramirez should be back on every Red Sox fan’s good side after all he’s done in 2016.

Following a 2015 in which he struggled mightily in left field and disappointed at the plate, Ramirez wasn’t exactly in the good graces of Boston fans. It’s safe to say he’s redeemed himself this season. He’s slashing .285/.357/.489 with 24 homers and 97 RBI, plus he’s been a serviceable first baseman all year long.

Thursday night, Ramirez was the hero at Fenway. With two outs, he parked a Dellin Betances fastball over the center field wall to give the Sox a walk-off 7-5 win over the New York Yankees.

No one (including myself) had faith that moving Hanley from left field to first base would be the answer. It turns out that it made all the difference. In just a matter of a year, he’s become one of the more lovable players on this promising Boston Red Sox squad.