So, for the past few days I have had baseball on my mind, I know I know…big shocker.
With the anticipation of the All-Star break I was starting feel pangs of sadness because the wonderful midsummer classic, shows that we are just that, mid-summer. In reality we are closer to 2/3 through summer, which means that there isn’t very much of the baseball season left.
So, as I was thinking of why baseball is so great and why this summer, the summer that I have been getting paid to watch baseball, was one of the best times in my life.
On Monday night I sat in the press box, with my sub-par chicken parmesan compliments of the suite catering staff and the LHMSE cooks, I looked over at the TV to watch the Home Run Derby, and who was up? None other than Mr. Josh Hamilton himself.
So I will write about what makes Josh Hamilton’s single-round 28 home runs as amazing and unforgettable as they were.
For a sport that has been clouded by the use of illegal substances and was forever changed, it was refreshing to witness a moment when the beauty of the human spirit could shine through the darkness that clouds the sport.
Everyone acknowledges that
For those of you who are unaware, Hamilton was the overall first draft pick out of high school and received a $4 million signing bonus, which was squandered away to feed his drug addiction.
But the young
I’m not going to get into a lot of the details because I don’t know all of them and because you can read about them, as they are all over the media right now.
What I want to acknowledge is that, who Josh Hamilton is, and what he has done is what makes sports so great. He made poor choices and he almost lost his life, but he fought through it and he has become the kind of person that I want my eight year old little brother to look up to.
Josh Hamilton has just done something amazing for baseball.