Angels’ Josh Hamilton Could Miss Up To Two Months For The Stupidest Reason
One of the cardinal rules of base running is when you're headed to first base, run through the bag. It's the only base you're allowed to overrun, which helps when trying to beat out a ground ball play. Another good, general rule is not to slide head-first -- it often leads to injury.
So what did Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton do last night on a routine play with no one on in the 7th? He broke both of those rules by sliding head-first into first base, injuring his thumb so badly that he might need surgery and 6-8 weeks of recovery time:
#Angels LF Josh Hamilton will need surgery on his left thumb.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) April 9, 2014
He may be able to avoid going under the knife, but considering Hamilton injured his shoulder on a head-first slide into home a few years ago, you would think he knows better. He does this all the time, apparently. Dude: SLIDE FEET FIRST, AND NEVER SLIDE INTO FIRST BASE. That's Little League knowledge, man.
Now the Angels, who haven't had the best start to the season, won't have their $125 million man back until June.
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