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Picture of the Day: Josh Hamilton in his new digs

Dec 15, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

Josh Hamilton was officially introduced as the newest member of the Angels this afternoon at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney in Anaheim. Courtesy of the Associated Press, below is our first look at Hamilton in his new digs.

source: AP

Yes, that is Mike Scioscia creepin’ in the background, likely daydreaming about filling out his lineup card for Opening Day against the Reds on April 1.

  1. iamjimmyjack - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Welcome Josh! help us win!

  2. Jeremiah Graves - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    *insert “Angels in the Outfield” joke*

  3. vallewho - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    real classy look…SMH.

  4. tuberippin - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    There’s something humorous about seeing a guy with a checkered past like Josh Hamilton’s put on a jersey that says ANGELS in big, bold lettering.

  5. cur68 - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    “Mike Scioscia creepin’” LOL. He does that.

  6. seahawks80 - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    If the Angels do not win the World Series with that team Mike Scioscia and the GM
    be fired

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      They are a bit shorthanded when it comes to pitching depth.

      • seahawks80 - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:32 PM

        That may be true but they should score 1000 runs easy

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

        An average of 6+ runs a game seems to be a bit high.

    • cosanostra71 - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

      Why DiPoto? He has done a great job putting this team together. Only been here for two years, and signed the top FA on the market both years.

      • tashkalucy - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

        I see…..

        And what do you think Arte was doing at the time?

      • paperlions - Dec 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

        That’s the thing. Accounts of both instances are that Arte wanted to sign Pujols and Hamilton and pushed to get it done…not that the baseball people pushed for either signing.

    • chill1184 - Dec 15, 2012 at 8:42 PM

      Wasn’t Scioscia speculated to be on the hot seat this past season?

  7. braddavery - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Signing with the “Angels”. An obvious attempt by Hamilton at being even closer with God. You can see it in his face as he stares up into the heavens.

  8. miketreedy - Dec 15, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Hello Hollywood! I think he will be a bust in LA. He just doesn’t have the head for it. Every time he has a career moment his head gets screwed up. A perfect example is the next two months after he hit the 4 home runs in a game. After that he swung at every pitch thinking he was a god. He barely hit .200 for the next two months. Same happened after he won the home run content in NY and the season he won the MVP. Just wait until his movie comes out and he becomes part of the Hollywood crowd. His teammates like Albert & Trout will get tired of his act very quickly.

    • jerze2387 - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

      ..or until he gets pulled into the LA nightlife. hes relapsed at least twice documented in pictures of him at the bar. My money is on him falling off the wagon

      • miketreedy - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

        We know of a few times he fell of the wagon. The Rangers may likely know of many more. What a head case.

    • rayfeathers - Dec 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      except it is NOT LA. its anaheim. but i agree, this will be a bust.

    • cosanostra71 - Dec 16, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      “Hello Hollywood! I think he will be a bust in LA.”

      Well it’s a good thing he is going to Anaheim.

  9. skerney - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I thought “digs” meant home or abode and “duds” meant clothes or uniform.

  10. tashkalucy - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    The Angels were one of MLB’s biggest disappointments in 2012, and will be again in 2013.

    The name of the game is pitching…..

    • hardballtalkusername - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

      Maybe, but the Angels went into last year with what was thought to be a top 5 staff and that didn’t turn out well. You just never know, Hanson could have been a terrific get for them, and since this is the Angels, who knows if they are even done with their off-season additions. Lastly, while their rotation leaves a lot to be desired, their bullpen should be very good if Madson is healthy, with Burnett, Frieri, Downs, and Jepsen.

  11. packerpride03 - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    I bet you half the clowns saying he will fall off the wagon need to get on the wagon them selfs

    • chill1184 - Dec 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      You really can’t blame people for speculating, in a city like LA (or Boston and NY for that matter) that the guy can have a relapse.

      • historiophiliac - Dec 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

        For the one millionth time, he can have a relapse anywhere. He had two in Texas. It’s not about location. Sheesh.

  12. fhuizar - Dec 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Everyone talks about pitching

    The Angels had that last year! But not the bullpen

    They have even more offense and a better bullpen and took a step down on SP but WILL add to it still

    22 blown saves last yr you cut that at half and you have a 100 win ball club. The angels are taking the right steps

  13. smcgaels1997 - Dec 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Instant gratification with the Pujols and Hamilton signings..great up front.. Will kill the team in 3 years. A lot of $$ for an injury prone 32 yr old with an addiction problem.

    • chill1184 - Dec 15, 2012 at 8:45 PM

      They have a killer lineup but I agree with you, this can get really bad in a short amount of time.

  14. smcgaels1997 - Dec 15, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Another year if LA teams winning the offseason championship. Nor Cal wins in October

    • rayfeathers - Dec 18, 2012 at 1:46 AM

      not LA. anaheim.

  15. Carl Hancock - Dec 15, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Arte’s a sales guy. He knows they’ll sell tickets signing these stars. I don’t think he cares if they win the World Series as long as they sell a lot of tickets.

  16. rayfeathers - Dec 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    maybe the UGLIEST unis in baseball? can you get any more red on those?

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