Skip to content

Quick hits: Hamilton addresses pictures

Aug 8, 2009, 3:02 PM EDT

- Josh Hamilton admitted taking part in some provocative pictures, first unearthed by Deadspin on Saturday:

“I
went to get something to eat. Obviously, I eat at restaurants that have
bars in them all the time. I wasn’t mentally fit to go in there,
spiritually fit, and it just crossed my mind, ‘Can I have a drink?’
Obviously, I can’t.”

While Hamilton admits to being drunk
in the photos, he did not fail a drug test, so he is not in violation
of the policy that allowed him to return to Major League Baseball.

- It appears that the White Sox are the most likely team
who put in a claim on Alex Rios. White Sox or not, the Blue Jays now
have until Tuesday to decide if they will let Rios go for nothing, work
out a trade or pull him back. Rios, who still has six years left on his
seven-year, $69.35 million contract, is batting .263/.316/.428 with 14
homers and 62 RBI (this includes his two-run homer against the Orioles
on Saturday).

- Speaking of waivers, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus did a fine job of explaining the process for the layman.

  1. Irv - Aug 11, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Seriously, you have got to be kidding. Josh Hamilton it a very good player and should be commended for his efforts to remain sober, That said when you blame a photographer for shooting a photo of Hamilton relapsing, that is putting the blame in the wrong place. Hamilton should have never given him the chance to shoot the photo and I am sure he knows that, That is like going to the drive thru at McDonald’s then complaining about getting fat

  2. Carroll B. Merriman - Jan 12, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    I think that your blog isvery good, very interesting . I found it on Google, Bing, MSN. I will back often.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Three legends off to Cooperstown
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. H. Street (3606)
  2. T. Tulowitzki (3470)
  3. R. Howard (3108)
  4. C. Headley (3028)
  5. H. Ramirez (2908)
  1. Y. Puig (2900)
  2. B. Belt (2819)
  3. M. Trout (2665)
  4. C. Lee (2595)
  5. J. Soria (2338)