To all fields: Does Josh get a pass for addiction?

by Gary Shelton on February 28, 2015 · 1 comment

in general

Saturday, 6 a.m.

On the diamond....

If his drug of choice made a fly ball go farther, the name of Josh Hamilton would be a swear word today.

If his drug of choice made a fastball go faster, you'd be yelling for his head.

If his drug of choice perked him up, and made him more attentive to play a baseball game after a late night out, you'd think he was a bad guy.

All Josh Hamilton did was shove a Hall of Fame career up his nose. And for that, the world seems ready to give him a hug. Poor Josh. Let's don't punish him at all.

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