Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Doug, think of the agility needed to play basketball well. Think of the hand-eye needed to learn switch-hitting at the professional level after playing baseball only one season a year in a relatively uncompetitive high school environment.
Remember, too, that he is playing the most demanding defensive position on the diamond (that doesn't require squatting).
Your contention that Hamilton is succeeding primarily because of his speed is a vast underestimation of his abilities as an athlete.
I am not suggesting he is succeeding primarily because of his speed. Clearly, he is a fantastic athlete. I am just saying he isn't a super athlete like a Josh Hamilton is. And I am saying that people are using his speed to suggest he is some sort of super athlete.