This from C. Trent's blog. Hamilton called his shot today.
Josh Hamilton's last home run? 2002. He hit 9 in 2002 before having season-ending surgery on July 18 of that year.
Add to that -- he called it.
Hamilton and David Ross were talking before that at-bat. Ross was counting all the homers that had been hit already during the game. Hamilton then said, "You forgot one." After Ross looked at him, Hamilton continued, "The one I'm going to hit."
And did he ever.
With all that Hamilton has been through, you could just see the excitement on his face and how much being out here -- forget the home run -- meant to him.
We've been debating this since the beginning of spring training. At first I was in the minority that I thought they'd keep him. I don't think I am anymore. I'd even put money on it. I'll be shocked if he isn't a Red in 2008.