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Josh Hamilton is back

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CollegeJournalist, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070305/SPT05/703050344/1027

    Sorry if this is too old, but it's a column from the Cincy Post on Josh Hamilton.

    Hamilton was the #2 pick several years ago in the MLB Draft. He had problems with drugs that knocked him out of baseball, but he was saved by Jerry Narron, who knew Hamilton's HS coach. Narron was a little upset that he didn't help Hamilton sooner, but they took him in the Rule 5 Draft last year and he's hitting over .500 in spring training so far.

    Good to see him overcome his problems and get back.
     
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Dave Sheinin wrote a tremendous, tremendous story on him about a month ago in the Post. He got a hell of a lot of space for it in the dead tree edition and went balls to the wall with it. Anyone who goes back and finds it will have one less story to read in BASW next year.
     
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    If that happens, it will be.
     
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I hope that Hamilton keeps it together and avoids all the temptations he will probably face on the road. I am glad he is getting a second chance after it looked like he had wasted all of his talent.

    By the way, could they either make the picture of the columnist smaller or get a high-res photo?
     
  5. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    He's stayed clean for a good while now, he's a father and a husband and he's guaranteed a spot on the Reds roster because they won't give him back to Tampa Bay by demoting him.

    I think he's back. I hope he's back.
     
  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    he's also hitting .571 in spring
     
  7. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Freakin' Devil Rays. They spend all that time on him then let him go. Why not hang on to him for another year to see how he develops?

    First Toe Nash. Now this.
     
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Good for Josh. It was just sad to see what had happened over the years. Kinda like John Daly, he was primarily hurting himself.

    I saw that kid knock 400-foot BP home runs over a greenhouse past the outfield fence at my hometown high school during his senior year at Athens Drive. An assistant coach even got in line to get his autograph before the game as did other home fans. Josh willingly and gladly accomodated everyone.

    And his current manager is from my hometown. A super guy ... I hope Jerry and Josh continue one of spring training's great success stories.
     
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Man, Headbutt sure was freaking right about Sheinin's story. Sheinin is all kinds of awesome.

    Here it is if you want to read it yourself.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/12/AR2007021201312_pf.html
     
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    how can you not be pulling for josh hamilton? :eek: ??? 8)
     
  11. melock

    melock Active Member

    He was the #1 pick there college boy!
     
  12. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    Thank you for sharing the link to that story. That was some read.
     
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