The Josh Hamilton Show

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I pulled this for Deadspin this morning, but wanted to post it here as well. Here's Josh Hamilton's amazing run last night in the first round. There's some added Berman and Morgan as well for your entertainment....

I think after that we can officially say that his story has reached Favre-like proportions. Last night was awesome, but I think it's time to talk about something else when it comes to this kid. But that's just me.

The All Josh Hamilton Edition (Deadspin)


Yeah, I think it really comes down to the people covering this stuff getting lazy and not being able to come up with new angles. Erin Andrews did herself a disservice by ignoring Morneau after he clinched the derby and going straight to Hamilton - talk to Morneau first, he won the damn thing!!

I loved Peter Gammons' comparison of Morneau to "John Olerud times 2"

Brian said...
Jul 15, 2008, 9:41:00 AM  

Now if this were a Dominican player who overcame drugs and alcohol, we'd have to just devote a network to him, wouldn't we?

When Steve Phillips is the most sane member of an announcing team, there's problems.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 9:41:00 AM  

I disagree, with Brian btw, screw Morneau, he didnt hit 28 homers in a round.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 9:43:00 AM  


no, Chris. no it's not.

Tepid Epics said...
Jul 15, 2008, 9:56:00 AM  

You would think after all this time that Berman would be able to come up with like 28 different ones. The worst was the one about the vegetable stand.

Grant said...
Jul 15, 2008, 10:00:00 AM  

for me, this became the biggest cocktease ever.

we all wanted to see JH launch like.. 12 bombs into the upper deck and obliterate Morneau in the final.

instead he got winded and we got blue balls.

EricInBoston said...
Jul 15, 2008, 10:05:00 AM  

Morneau's used to stealing things...see: Derek Jeter's rightful MVP from a few years back.

GMoney said...
Jul 15, 2008, 10:58:00 AM  

yeah, Morneau is probably not well liked in New York. But you think they could have gotten his name right when presenting him the trophy...

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 11:00:00 AM  

I liked "And that one's to the moon!!!" the best. And when I say liked it, I mean laughed out loud at the sheer dumbness of it.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 11:33:00 AM  

gmoney: You mean the year Morneau hit 20 more home runs, had 33 more RBI, and had a OPS .034 higher than Jeter's?

Sorry, Jeter wasn't the MVP that year. Mauer and Morneau both had better cases - and the Twins finished one game behind the Yankees for the best record in the AL, so it's not like they did they didn't contribute to team success.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 11:42:00 AM  

I kinda agree. I am a Twins fan and I think that Jeter had a wonderful year and probably slightly more deserving of the MVP, but to say Morneau stole it just not right. It's not like Jeter even provided average D at short.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 11:51:00 AM  

I think Hamilton is sick of people talking about it seems. He only talks about it for the sake of teaching kids how bad it is to abuse drugs.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 12:35:00 PM  

There was a stat- if Jeter had hit merely something like .240 in that horrific May of his that year, he woulda had a shot at hitting .380

I guess my point is: screw Morneau. All these years going to New Britain Rock Cats games...I've been helping to fund the system that beat him!

(And trade him for Hughes/Kennedy).

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 12:42:00 PM  

Watch 5:37-5:49

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

It was enough with the comparisons to Gehrig and Ruth. It was a friggin batting practice competition. Calling it one of the greatest moments in stadium history was an insult.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

"I think it's time to talk about something else when it comes to this kid."

Yeah, we should all be sooooo tired of this story.

I'd love to hear more about Brett freakin' Favre.

This is a good story, and at least for this week(when people who normally don't watch baseball are watching), I think its a story that needs to be told.

MarkCiz said...
Jul 15, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

im not a baseball fan and i dont give a fuck about hamilton's played out story, but that was just awesome

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

Drugs are bad....m'kay

Anonymous said...
Jul 17, 2008, 1:12:00 AM  

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