Josh Hamilton not happy with Rangers 3rd base coach

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    Josh Hamilton not happy with Rangers 3rd base coach

    It was just a stupid play," Hamilton said after the game. "I definitely shouldn't have done it."Hamilton added: "I listened to my third base coach. That's a little too aggressive. The whole time I was watching the play I was listening. [He said], 'Nobody's at home, nobody's at home.' I was like, 'Dude, I don't want to do this. Something's going to happen.' But I listened to my coach. And how do you avoid a tag the best, by going in headfirst and get out of the way and get in there. That's what I did."


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    Good team guy, that Josh Hamilton...

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    ^ Slowly but surely it makes a bit more sense little by little for people to see.

    Out 6-8 weeks I think they said on the radio. You have to wonder if all those years of drugs have taking it's toll on his body a little bit and make him more prone to injuries?

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    You mean JH hasn't already been canonized? I thought his infallibility lasted longer than 5 years.

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    If he wouldn't have gotten hurt he wouldn't be saying anything about the 3B coach. It's a fluke thing and it happens, you didn't hear Furcal or Utley calling out their coaches when they are given signs and get hurt. It's part of the game and you take risks on every play, especially base-running.

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    Hamilton Out 6-8 Weeks After Breaking Bone in Arm with Head First Slide

    Big topic of discussion today for the talking heads...What is the reward of the head first slide? Do the benefits (preceived) outweigh the risks?

    I'm probably the biggest Hamilton hater on BGP, and darn proud of it, but I hate to see anyone get hurt, especially one that rakes like he does.

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    He chastised his 3B coach publicly. Stupid. I lost alot of respect for him.

    Maybe all the ink weakened something underneath.

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    Head first slide is never a good idea going into home. Just way too much impact and the catcher is equipped well too good. Not too mention home plates not very forgiving if you catch it the wrong way.

    Can't argue that much with a headfirst slide going into some of the other bases, there are instances in which it is the right thing to do to keep momentum or avoid a tag. Head first at home though, not so much. Way too much risk involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    He chastised his 3B coach publicly. Stupid. I lost alot of respect for him.
    I wasn't pleased with him doing that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    He chastised his 3B coach publicly. Stupid. I lost alot of respect for him.
    Not surprising at all. That's the real Hamilton coming through.

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    Not a Hamilton fan at all. I could honestly care less about the drugs or any of that. But he is a complete phony.

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    This guy is as fragile as a porcelain doll both physically and mentally, extremely glad the Reds dealt him.

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    Anyone see what Hamilton said to follow it up today?

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2011/04/josh-hamilton-apologizes-while-others-side-with-coach/1


    On Wednesday morning, Hamilton stood by his critical comments of Anderson, saying "What do you want me to do, lie about it? People are going to blame who they want to blame."

    But later in the day he said he apologized to Anderson. "I see where I need to take responsibility for it," Hamilton said. "I was just frustrated more so for getting injured."

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    Who scores on a sac fly on a popup 30 feet in front of him? Bonehead play. Factor in the headfirst slide and the stupid factor increases exponentially.

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