It looks like Ron's batting helmet is just a little too big for his head. He kind of looks like a little leaguer. Ron was kind of a non descript player during his career, never really excelling at any particular facet of the game.
Back Facts: Had another solid season with the bat and will likely remain at 2B now that Dave Concepcion is returning as Reds shortstop.
The interesting thing about that statement on the back of the card, it seems to insinuate that Concepcion might have been leaving the Reds but came back.