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Josh Hamilton relapses

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KYSportsWriter, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/7535200/texas-rangers-outfielder-josh-hamilton-relapse-alcohol

    Wow. I know the Rangers had gone to a lot of lengths to help keep him alcohol free. I hope he gets back on the wagon and puts this behind him.
     
  2. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    the rangers are fools if they give him a long-term deal. should've gotten prince when they had the chance and before boras conned detroit into that ridiculous contract.
     
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    The Rangers should hire Theo Fleury's accountabilty partner to look after Hamiton, or Hamilton should hire his own instead of needing the team to do it for him.

    I'm just waiting for the next feature on Hamilton where he says he won't touch alcohol again.
     
  4. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    I'll be incredibly saddened if this report turns out to be true. By all accounts, this guy has busted his ass to control his demons. Unfortunately, sometimes even that isn't enough. Hope he gets his support system back into place and can move on from this.
     
  5. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    I question if this even needs to be "reported" on, unless he did something to the point where the police needed to file a report.

    The guy has his demons...he relapsed...we all do things we may or may not regret that others see as wrong. So be it.
     
  6. Magnum

    Magnum Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    Accountability partner. Interesting job title. Do you just basically follow the athlete around everywhere when he's not on the ball field? Do you have to keep him entertained, too? Not trying to be a smartass. Just curious how exactly this works. Seems awfully time-consuming.
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    I hope it's not true.
     
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    The Rangers acknowledging the matter at all seems like a pretty clear indication that it is true.
     
  9. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    Being serious, and not being a dick here: I would want to have a drink also if one of my tossed ball into the stands that led to the death of some kid's father.

    Who are we to judge why he was drinking.
     
  10. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    I agree with this.
     
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    It's baby-sitting. Theo Fleury's sitter had a $200k deal.

    More details fom the Dallas Morning News.

    http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2012/02/source-rangers-josh-hamilton-h.html
     
  12. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    Re: Josh Hamilton allegedly relapses

    It wasn't a home run, was it? Didn't he toss the guy the ball and miss, causing the guy to lean over the railing for it?
     
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