May 31, 2008
“If I did something stupid, something I shouldn’t be doing, it would be all over the nation. I would be such a hypocrite, I’d let everyone down. That’s why I go to the ballpark, and I go home. Park. Home. Park. Home.” – Josh Hamilton
Great quote by Josh from the June 2, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated, where he is the focus of the cover story. It covers a lot of the same stuff that has already been covered in countless other stories, but it covers some new ground as well. Well worth a read, and it is awesome to see him getting on the cover. I was hoping he’d get a cover somewhere. Also an interesting tidbit, where he says he finds baseball ‘boring’ to watch. Probably because he doesn’t get to watch himself.
This now begins my quest to track down a copy of the magazine here. I’d love to get it signed, but I can’t see Hamilton doing many signings in Saskatchewan in the near future. Love the picture on the front. Its amazing how great a picture can be when it focuses on something other than what you’d expect – a cover photograph that doesn’t even picture his face.
May 29, 2008
I was searching google to find some new images to update my banner and custom cards at the top of the page, when I stumbled across this article from last year’s Spring Training. Strange to think that 15 months ago he was looking for a spot in baseball, and now he is making an early charge for a Triple Crown.
May 23, 2008
A random collection of quotes I have stumbled across while reading throughout the day….
“There are very few guys I really like to watch play, and he’s a guy I like to watch play, He’s got sick power to all fields. Every year you hear people say, ‘Yeah, we drafted this kid, he’s a five-tool player,’ and you never see it. This guy is a true five-tool guy” –Eddie Guardado
“He’s really a freak of nature.” –Lance Berkman
“He’s just got it all. … All you can do is sit back and say, ‘Wow!” –Gerald Laird
“He’s got uncanny power. There’s a lot of guys that have a lot of big pop in BP and stuff, but this guy’s for real in-game power.” –Rudy Jaramillo
“He missed four years and then he comes to the big leagues and basically is a man amongst boys.” –Ian Kinsler
“He’s one of those guys you can’t make a mistake to.” –Brian Bass
“He does absolutely everything, and busts his butt everyday.” –CJ Wilson
May 14, 2008
Help send Josh to the All-Star Game!
You can vote 25 times – so with me, and the one or two people who check this entry out – that’s like 50 votes. Seriously though – of all the guys in MLB, nothing would make me happier than to see Josh Hamilton suiting up for the ASG. Maybe the Home Run Derby…. I don’t want to get greedy or anything.
May 4, 2008
Link To Dallas News Story
This definitely could be one reason why I haven’t been picking up too many of his cards. I figured he was in contention for the award, based on his numbers, and its nice to see him get rewarded for it.