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    Re: Josh Hamilton - 2013 free agent

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/josh-ha...GlvbnM-;_ylv=3


    He was the face of the Texas Rangers' collapse over the last two weeks, a period in which they blew home-field advantage in the American League, a five-game lead in the AL West and found themselves in a one-game, win-or-go-home playoff against the Baltimore Orioles. And when they didn't show up for that, either, getting embarrassed 5-1 in front of a stunned Rangers Ballpark, it cemented Hamilton's slow devolution from hero to pariah.

    Hard as he tried not to dwell on the boos, he couldn't help but bring them up over and over. Five years he's been here, one of the planet's best players when he's healthy and biggest teases when he isn't, and this was how he was leaving. Hamilton is a free agent, and while he said his return is a 50-50 proposition, his tenor and disappointment and dwelling said something entirely different.

    And so did the verse of scripture he paraphrased, Matthew 10:14.

    "If they don't receive you in a town," Hamilton said, "shake the dust off your feet and move to the next."

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    This is just me talking to the guys at the bar so take it as you will...

    But something seems off about Hamilton and I am concerned for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    This is just me talking to the guys at the bar so take it as you will...

    But something seems off about Hamilton and I am concerned for him.
    Agreed. I wasn't going to post anything and be the only one, but since you bring it up...
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    Scathing column on Josh Hamilton from ESPNDallas.com

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/...r-boy-collapse
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Scathing column on Josh Hamilton from ESPNDallas.com

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/...r-boy-collapse
    Embarrassing that people get paid to write 'Guy sitting around bar half-watching the game' observational garbage like this.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Wow. I know people around here say that Cincinnati fans turn on their best players, but I've never seen an article that vitriolic about Eric Davis, Adam Dunn, or Ken Griffey Jr.
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    Judging from the swings I saw he looks more hurt than fallen off the wagon. Either way not what you wanted to have happen in your walk yr especially when you're asking for 20 million per yr.
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    I thought the article was very well written. And accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    I thought the article was very well written. And accurate.
    Frankly, any story that starts off on the premise that fans should boo their own players is a pretty bad article from the get-go.
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    I did not care for this article. This young man has come back from deep problems and generally performed superbly in Texas. If he faded, or he's hurt, or he slumped, or whatever, then let him move on, gracefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I did not care for this article. This young man has come back from deep problems and generally performed superbly in Texas. If he faded, or he's hurt, or he slumped, or whatever, then let him move on, gracefully.
    That's not the way bad break ups usually work though. Seems to me there might be a lot of behind the scene stuff we are not privy to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    That's not the way bad break ups usually work though. Seems to me there might be a lot of behind the scene stuff we are not privy to.
    That hasn't stopped fans and media criticizing him without any knowledge of what might be going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    That's not the way bad break ups usually work though. Seems to me there might be a lot of behind the scene stuff we are not privy to.
    Isn't a marriage. It's a baseball player who helped get the team to two World Series.

    If it's time for the guy to leave, then say it, but I didn't appreciate the tone of this article.

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    Re: Josh Hamilton - 2013 free agent

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    That hasn't stopped fans and media criticizing him without any knowledge of what might be going on.
    It comes with the territory doesn't it? Stars get all of the credit or get all of the blame. Hamilton was not the player down the stretch that he was earlier in the yr. Fair or not fair much like a star Quaterback he is going to take the heat for this meltdown. I have no problem with him getting booed and I find it hard to feel bad for a guy that is going to be making 15-20 million dollars a season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    It comes with the territory doesn't it? Stars get all of the credit or get all of the blame. Hamilton was not the player down the stretch that he was earlier in the yr. Fair or not fair much like a star Quaterback he is going to take the heat for this meltdown. I have no problem with him getting booed and I find it hard to feel bad for a guy that is going to be making 15-20 million dollars a season.
    I personally think booing players is immature regardless of how much someone is getting paid. But while I get what you're saying completely about criticizing performance, which I do think comes with the territory to some degree, I think it's also prudent to understand why a player isn't playing well before criticizing too much; especially scathing commentary like the aforementioned article.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda


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