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Los Angeles Angels outfielder and apparent wizard Josh Hamilton pulled off some highway robbery in right field yesterday, robbing the Houston Astros of two would-be home runs on nearly identical plays. Hamilton found himself on a collision course with the wall on both plays, but he twice put his glove above the wall, his face into the wall, and made the play.
Josh Hamilton is starting to show signs of coming out of extended funk. But are there still concerns about him going forward? Scott Engel and Gregg Sussman have the answers. Listen to the RotoExperts daily from 6 to 11 a.m. ET and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio, Sirius 210, XM 87.
Human interest story and recent free agent acquisition Josh Hamilton returned to Arlington Friday to face the team who took a chance on him when he was down on his luck. He went 0-4, was booed mercilessly, and, oh ya, his wife had to call the cops because fans were shouting profanities at her in front of her kids. Big surprise there.
Apparently there’s still some sort of debate over whether or not Josh Hamilton is going to get booed or cheered when his Angels visit the Ballpark in Arlington to take on the Rangers on April 5. Well, it’s time to end that debate, because Josh hates baseball fans in Texas.
After a fantastic start to the season, Josh Hamilton slumped badly. That slump continued late into the season, and may have contributed to the Rangers blowing the division title. Team President Nolan Ryan has a theory as to why Hamilton struggled, but picked a really bad time to open his mouth. Details, after the jump.
Josh Hamilton recently stopped using chewing tobacco, apparently at God’s direction. Pedro Gomez tells us it had some adverse effects at the plate during the first week or so, and during his explanation on ESPN, we were treated to some bizarre pregame rituals with Hamilton and his teammates that included them slapping each other in the face.
Josh Hamilton Once Drove Home A Classmate Who Had A Feminine Emergency, And Other Phenomenal Things We Just Learned
If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, Tim Crothers wrote a must-read piece on Josh Hamilton for Sports Illustrated. Without giving too much away, Crothers outlines Hamitlon’s childhood rise to becoming baseball’s top prospect, and a once-in-a-lifetime phenom. Here are five tidbits to wet your appetite, and please, for the love of God, go read the rest of the story.
The web roundup for Tuesday, May 8th. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. See anything that should be on SportsGrid? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the jump, the starting five.
It’s been pointed out time and again just how gifted Josh Hamilton is, to emerge from the depths he hit at his lowest points to become one of baseball’s most dangerous hitters. It’s a remarkable story that, last night, saw its most remarkable moment yet.