Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The Phenom: Part 2
The Red Sox are in the process of getting waxed by Doc Halladay and the Blue Jays, the Yankees are tied with the Devil Rays as I type this, and my wife and her dislocated rib have got me stressed to my limit as I take care of the kids.
So I'm not gonna write about the Sox tonight: I figure that they leave for Baltimore and New York after tonight, and I'm sure I'll have plenty of good material. Just wanted to spread a little sunshine and give an update on one of my favorite posts I've done since I started this train wreck of a blog.
A little while back I did a post on Josh Hamilton, a North Carolina boy whose career was seemingly over after a long battle with some personal demons: I'm happy to say he has started off the year as the guy getting my vote for comeback player of the year.
.289AVG, 5HR, 11RBI, 8BB, 2 2B, and 1SB all in 14 games. Finally, after all the Bonds B.S., the BALCO scandal, and another year of TV cameras catching Joe Torre with his finger farther up his nose than I EVER thought possible, a feel-good story.
I didn't say ending, because as we've all found out by now, sometimes the happy endings never come. See Gooden, D and Strawberry, D for no further proof. Still, it is SO good to see this guy seemingly get his career, and more important, his LIFE, back on track.
So on a night when the boys are seemingly heading for a loss and the Yankees a win, I wanted to write about something a little positive.
I think a young man whose life had gone horribly off course yet seems to have turned it around qualifies as that.