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Josh Hamilton Is Back On The Horse

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Er, maybe that’s not the best way to put it, given that he used to dance with Mr. Brownstone, but it is nevertheless true. Hamilton was activated Tuesday night from the disabled list and played against the Mariners. And of course, with a flair for the dramatic, Hamilton belted an opposite field two-run homer that opened the floodgates to a six-run 7th inning and a 7-1 win for Texas.

“Any time you can make a play or do something with the bat or hit a home run like that, it obviously helps the confidence out. I was breathing a sigh or relief. Everybody was hugging me, and it was a good feeling.”

Indeed. But not as good as loading up on H, right Josh?

Ahhh, I’m just kidding. Hamilton’s recovery and ascension from drug addict to All-Star baseball player is truly inspiring.

For that, I’ll refrain from needling Hamilton from this point forward.

Just remember – never trust a junkie.

Texas’ Hamilton activated from DL [SI.com]
Josh Hamilton’s blast sets off Texas Rangers’ charge [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]