I wanted to write something tonight and my mind was swirling with ideas, but I could not pull the trigger on a story. Hey my first writerâ€™s blockâ€¦and then a story fell right in my lap. Thank you Josh Hamilton! I even had thoughts of going to the game tonight as watching the Rangers in Camden Yards just seemed like a no-brainer. 5-5, 4 Home Runs, 8 RBIâ€™s, and an AL record 18 total bases. More importantly, he had ZERO â€œshow ups of the pitcherâ€. He did not stop to admire any of the long-balls, nor does he ever. It is not like he hits all his home runs off the top of the wallâ€¦do you remember the derby in Yankee Stadium? He hits 450 foot Home Runs off the end of the bat. He is indeed â€œThe Naturalâ€.
The Rangers have not re-signed him yet either? Are you serious? While he is not going to have a plethora of 4 HR games, he did not just have a good game. It was a great player having a great game. If anyone were to place a bet at the beginning of this season who would be the one player to hit four HRâ€™s in a game in 2012, it would have been a consensus Josh Hamilton. Healthy, he is unparalleled. In 2010, according to the writers he was unparalleled despite missing 30+ games. He is that good and it could not have happened to a better person.
I know this has not necessarily been an article but I had to â€œsayâ€ something. I am not even shocked, just am amazed at the natural talent he possesses. If the Rangers say no for some idiotic reason this off-season, there is a team on the north-side of Chicago that would love to have you Josh! Congrats on making baseball history tonight!