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Note: Just like Chuck Lorre’s “vanity cards” at the end of The Big Bang Theory, you should read these list stories to their conclusion; the end is always changing, even though the theme is basically the same, finishing up with a self-promotional message. So without further ado, here are the top ten baseball books as […]

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S.L. Price gives Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton the star treatment with an in-depth profile. Cross your fingers that no ill befalls the outfielder, as was the case for Matt Kemp a few weeks ago. Price was the guest on a recent Inside Sports Illustrated podcast to talk about the background of his story (the […]

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Reportedly, the four-time All-Star and MVP fell off the wagon earlier this week, hoisting a drink (or more?) at a pub in Dallas. Fellow Texas Ranger Ian Kinsler supposedly came to the establishment to convince his teammate to leave. Of course, I feel sorry for Hamilton, if all this is true; I’m a benefit-of-the-doubt kind […]

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TWIBB: March 4, 2011

March 4, 2011 · 0 comments

The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Friday, Feb 25, at 1:30 p.m. Title Rank General Baseball Prospectus 2011 1 Baseball America 2011 Prospect Handbook: The 2011 Expert Guide to Baseball Prospects and MLB Organization Rankings 2 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis (Kindle version) 3 Moneyball: The […]

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Birthday greetings

May 21, 2010 · 0 comments

to Josh Hamilton, who turns 29 today. and Monty Stratton, born this date in 1912. It will take a bit of doing, but you can watch the entire movie, The Stratton Story, starring my favorite, Jimmy Stewart, on YouTube. Here’s part one:

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Darryl Strawberry and Josh Hamilton. Brothers from different mothers. Both had all the talent in the world. Both were number one draft picks (Strawberry in 1980, Hamilton in 1999) and were expected to do great things.Both became born-again Christians when their lives turned toward the dark side. And both have autobiographies in which they openly […]

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* Review: Beyond Belief

October 22, 2008 · 0 comments

The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ran this piece on Josh Hamilton’s new book, which is receiving great praise, especially locally. Hamilton, by the way, Hamilton won a Players Choice Award on Tuesday as the American League’s Most Outstanding Player. He batted .304 with 32 homers and an AL-best 130 RBIs. I’m almost glad his book came […]

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* Review: Beyond Belief

October 17, 2008 · 0 comments

RotoRob.com ran this review of Josh Hamilton’s new book, chronicling the substance abuse problems he battled, and hopefully and seemingly, mastered. In a nutshell: Whether it is a sad story with a happy ending, a story of what not to do in life, or just a story of how life can deal you many obstacles […]

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From a post originally posted following the All Star Home Run Derby contest: By the way, can we get some love for Hamilton’s pitcher, Clay Council, age 71? From Bleacherreport.com prior to the contest: Several years ago, Josh Hamilton made a promise to his American Legion batting practice coach back while he was still in […]

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Following the Home Run Derby before the All-Star Game, The Toronto National Post posted this story comparing Josh Hamilton, who had 28 homers in the first round of the competition, to the fictional Roy Hobbs. The writer goes on to list a few more baseball flicks in the spirit of the hallowed event.

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The cover story (by Albert Chen) is the improbable tale of Josh Hamilton, now with the Texas Rangers. It wasn’t enough that he came back from the brink of oblivion; now he’s excelling in a way that wasn’t even predicted when he was originally drafted. So many low points to choose from. No, it wasn’t […]

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