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Quote of the Day: Katie Hamilton

Dec 17, 2012, 9:25 AM EDT

Los Angeles Angels newly acquired outfielder Hamilton laughs with his wife, Katie, and Angels owner Moreno during a news conference in Anaheim

Josh Hamilton’s wife Katie spoke briefly at the press conference introducing Hamilton as a Los Angeles Angel. Her take on the Rangers’ negotiating approach:

“They let us go out and date other people and kind of give our hearts away,” Katie Hamilton said. “I’m so glad they didn’t (push hard to re-sign Hamilton.) We feel so strongly this is where God has moved us and planted us.”

So Jon Daniels slammed Hamilton for not giving some right of refusal that Hamilton was under no obligation to give and then Hamilton’s wife slams the Rangers for not, I dunno, showing some sort of lover’s devotion to Hamilton.  This in an industry where everyone always talks about how business is business. Oh well. Probably best that they’re breaking up. Everyone seems too clingy here.

In other news, you ever notice that when God is involved in free agent signings like Katie Hamilton said was the case here, that He never “moves and plants” the players in question to a team that didn’t make the best financial offer?  Funny how that works.

  1. cktai - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I think you misinterpreted her words Craig. She clearly states that money is God.

    • dizoakiusmaximus - Dec 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Beat me to it.

  2. sfm073 - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    pujols and Hamilton both felt LA is the place where god wanted them to be. Funny that it’s also the place that offered the most money.

    • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:57 AM

      City of Angels, dude

      • indaburg - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM

        I told you God is a kick ass agent.

      • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

        Absolutely. Hamy gets a halo AND prosperity gospel. Makes Boras look like a chump.

      • tfbuckfutter - Dec 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        indaburg, Then why can’t Tebow get a snap or two?

      • mazblast - Dec 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM

        tbuck, it’s all God’s will and part of His Plan.

        So say the idiots who go overboard about their all-powerful imaginary friend, who is His infinite mercy caused all those kids in CT to get mowed down a few days ago.

  3. darthicarus - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I have so many things on the tip of my tongue to say, but don’t feel like getting in a religious debate with anyone. Katie might send her wrath upon me.

    • miketreedy - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

      Obviously Josh and Katie continually want to use religion for their best interest. I don’t believe these are very truthful people (that’s just me). Their actions shouldn’t cast a negative light on religion in general. Sometime it seems like people start mocking religion based on how a few fools act. God is great and it’s unfortunate that people who often use his name in public aren’t always very genuine.

  4. kkolchak - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Funny to hear someone cite God’s will in the same paragraph after they used an infidelity metaphor.

  5. bsbiz - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    To paraphrase U2:

    It’s alright.
    It’s alright.
    It’s aaaaaalright.
    God moves in mysterious ways.

  6. lyon810 - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:39 AM


  7. Carl Hancock - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    What’s with these wife’s talking to the press? The Angels didn’t sign Katie and they didn’t sign Albert’s wife Deidre but yet they both seem to want to run their yaps. God didn’t tell you anything. The dollar signs did the talking. You’d think someone so religious would tell the truth but they always seem to do the opposite.

    • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      Yes, women should always be silent and not speak in public. Give me a break.

      • hconnor2001 - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

        Not sure that’s the only possible construction of what he said.

        There’s a gap between “No woman should ever be heard in public” and “Of what possible interest to anyone is it for the media to report fatuous nonsense like this from someone simply because they are related to someone else who plays baseball?”. It’s possible to feel the latter without necessarily advocating the former.

        By all means, take yourself a break.

      • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM

        I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to hear from someone who was certainly part of the decision-making process. Perhaps you believe that husbands just tell their wives where to live, etc. In any case, I don’t know why you would resent the wives talking to the media. The press has actually interviewed Verlander’s parents before — and in one famous instance, his grandfather to get info on his dating life, which certainly has nothing to do with baseball. Where’s your outrage at PaPa getting an interview?

      • hconnor2001 - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM

        Not outraged by anyone “getting” an interview. Simply suggesting there’s no value in interviews like this. I don’t give a stuff about the decision-making process that led to Hamilton going to LA. I’m mildly interested in how it goes for him out there, on a playing level, and that’s it. Mrs Hamilton feels God is “planting” her there – good for her and no problem with her answering the question she was presumably asked however she sees fit. Just see no point at all in asking the question.

      • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

        Then I guess you don’t care what Hamy says about why they picked LA either — in which case this article is not for you, and you should just move on. Picking on her for giving her input on it because she’s just the wife is sexist. I don’t know why you don’t get that when others do. See below.

    • Roger Moore - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM

      Do you know for sure how important the players’ wives were in the negotiations? I’d be very surprised if they weren’t deeply involved in the process, since their lives are going to be deeply affected by the outcome. If a player’s wife talks about what was important in a free agent signing, I’d take that as a sign that she was working with her husband on the deal, not that she’s running her “yap”.

      • jwbiii - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM

        Cliff Lee’s wife’s opinion was important in his Yankees v. Phillies decision.

      • tvguy22 - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

        Yankees fans’ spitting on her played an important part, too.

      • sirrealrainman - Dec 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

        Mark Texiera’s wife, according to Mark, heavily influenced his decision to go to New York.

    • American of African Descent - Dec 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM

      At least she is not Anna Benson.

      • Roger Moore - Dec 18, 2012 at 2:06 AM

        Or Tawny Kitaen.

  8. angrycorgi - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Hamilton’s family said they had “big donation plans” for the $$$ they got from this deal. As part of the deal, the Angels send $2M to charity. It will be interesting to see if that is the end of the charitable appropriations from this $$$.

    • darthicarus - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      Is Hamilton’s clothing line considered a charity?

      • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM

        No, but his work in Africa and church camps are. I like to bust on Hamy, but c’mon, lay off the charity.

  9. stex52 - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    I seem to remember some important guy in the New Testament having something to say about love of God and love of money. But that’s modern American evangelicals for you. Whatever I want to go do, I should go do it because God told me to.

  10. calmdownandthink - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    God for you is where you sweep away all the mysteries of the world, all the challenges to our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off and say God did it. – Carl Sagan

    I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. – Susan B. Anthony

    I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. – Galileo

    Since no one really knows anything about God, those who think they do are just troublemakers. – Rabia Al-Basri

    I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. – Oscar Wilde

    If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? – Art Hoppe

    Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
    And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.
    – Robert Frost

    • jimeejohnson - Dec 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM

      “If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?”

      Conservative right wing NUTS.

  11. illcomm - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I don’t see where in her comments she is slamming the rangers. your reaching Craig.

  12. deathmonkey41 - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    That explains why God was not there to stop the school tragedy in CT, he was too busy hammering out the details of Josh Hamilton’s contract with the Angels. Good to know.

    • albertmn - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:44 AM

      Sorry, I don’t know your affiliations, but joking about a mass shooting of kids isn’t funny.

      • kylewo - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM

        How was that a joke?

      • deathmonkey41 - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

        I’m joking about the ridiculous nature of her statement and what she thinks is important in this world.

      • deathmonkey41 - Dec 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM

        Actually what she thinks God would find important in this world.

  13. fhuizar - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    God loves Orange County

    Dislikes St Louis, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston

    Get over it East Coasters

    Get ready to stay up late and watch West Coast teams

    West Coast runs baseball now

    • damnyankee13 - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

      until the yankees get under the cap in 2014

  14. unlost1 - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    I’ll say Amen to that if you use your money to help others

  15. lewp - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Seems funny to me, in five years at Texas I never saw this woman….didn’t see her when Josh was fighting his demons almost a year ago in his drunken stupor with some strange ladies at a motel. You put 125 M on the table and boom, there she is.

  16. engineer31 - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I get so sick and tired of reading the condemning posts regarding “God”, and people professing his involvement in things. You rarely hear christians condemn anyone for their personal beliefs. The bible does say that, if you follow god, and do what you are directed, (paraphrasing), you will be rewarded with great abundance for your good faith. Josh Hamilton’s 5yr/125 pact, while ludacris in it’s amount for a player, is no different than a fortune 500 ceo gaining massive wealth, while also being a christian. I also say, that if hamilton pays his tithe, then he will be rewarded more and more.

    Where was god in connecticut? It was a complete travesty, however, the blessing is in the fact that, there are survivors, and that blessed teacher with her class. Evil is everywhere, and everyone recognizes that, it’s about time people understand, you can’t have one, without the presence of the other.

    • hconnor2001 - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      Totally cool with following your conscience and God, however you might see it. Bit less cool with making a big song and dance about how you’re following God when you simply went where there was the most money. Wish the best for the Hamiltons and hope they use the money well.

      • engineer31 - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

        my thing is this.. he was going to get paid regardless. Anyone in their right mind, would take the best offer for a job, to help their family. People are completely entitled to their opinions, just seems to me, that when it comes to anyone thanking or professing faith in Jesus Christ, it’s made to be a mockery. Only Hamilton, and God himself know if it’s an act, or sincere. That’s not for anyone else to judge. Just seems to be a crock, when negativity is encouraged, and anything good, or with God attached, seems to be an open invitation for an attack on one’s intentions

      • hconnor2001 - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM

        Tend to agree with you about the regrettable tendency to negativity generally in public life, which can lead to cynicism in situations like this. That said, it could just be me, but when someone talks about being “planted” it sounds more like religiosity than faithfulness – acquired behaviour, if you like. Not suggesting cynicism on their part – and nothing but good wishes toward them and anyone else I nver met! – just doesn’t sound quite real and I don’t mind raising it in this way, without, as I say, wishing to question anyone’s bona fides.

      • paperlions - Dec 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM

        The mockery is professing that you are where you are because god wanted you there not because that team offered the most money. Mocking someone that makes a mockery of their own faith is completely justified. You don’t see people mocking faith when it is used in a genuine sense. The invocation of faith by the Hamiltons in this case is silly and disingenuous.

        BTW, the “rewards” promised by god are not materialistic….are they?

    • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

      My favorite part of that is “ludacris” — sadly, my students do that all the time.

      • hconnor2001 - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM

        Not quite with you. In what way is that your favourite part?

      • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

        It’s sarcasm (because of the spelling).

      • hconnor2001 - Dec 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

        Puzzling. You (incorrectly) ascribe sexism to one person’s response above and now the best comment you can make about someone’s evidently sincere response to the subject is to mock their spelling.

        About that break you were asking for earlier…

      • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

        Ah, yes, I forgot you don’t like to hear women speak. Have a nice day.

      • hconnor2001 - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

        Nothing against women. Just idiots.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM

      You rarely hear christians condemn anyone for their personal beliefs.

      O rly? I must have missed Vatican III where the pope declared homosexuality was ok and birth control was a personal choice outside the realm of the church. When did that happen? Never mind that a large number of atrocities that have been committed both in history and in the recent past were done in the name of religion, we get shit like THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH PICKETING SOLDIERS AND FIRST GRADE STUDENTS FUNERALS, BLAMING THEIR DEATHS ON GAYS.

      Yeah, Christians don’t condemn people. What planet have you been living on?

    • kylewo - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      You rarely hear Christians condemn anyone for their personal beliefs? Do you follow American politics? Finding blessings in the CT shooting is perverse. My god let’s talk about baseball.

    • Charles Gates - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      You rarely hear christians condemn anyone for their personal beliefs

    • shawndc04 - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      >>Where was god in connecticut? It was a complete travesty, however, the blessing is in the fact that, there are survivors, and that blessed teacher with her class.<<

      Tell that to the ones who lost their little ones forever.

  17. blacksables - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Pujols signed with the Angels because God told him to.

    Hamiliton signed with the Angels becasue God told him to.

    Angels are the servants of God.

    Can we send Fred Phelps to the angels.

    • historiophiliac - Dec 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM

      Whoa, that’s looooowwww.

    • sirrealrainman - Dec 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      They already have Vernon Wells.
      They can’t possibly be punished more ruthlessly than that.

  18. drunkenhooliganism - Dec 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    I guess you can slam the Hamiltons for being entirely about the money if you ignore that they didn’t give the Rangers a chance to beat the offer.

    • ireportyoudecide - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      Well said, but keep your voice down, people don’t like Hamilton here becuase he is a Christian.

  19. kylewo - Dec 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    The real story will be, is Hamilton’s seeming decline going to continue? Is it his old bad habits fighting their way back? Or, were they just a slump? I tend to think that like with Pujols and the Cardinals, at the end of the day the Rangers will be happy they didn’t sign this contract.

  20. digbysellers - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    I hate the way she covers up her juggs with all those feather.

  21. aceshigh11 - Dec 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    She looks way older than him.

  22. bigchief816 - Dec 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Matthew 6:33
    New Living Translation (NLT)
    33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

    Everything is better with God!!!

  23. vallewho - Dec 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    its the will of God.

    • Charles Gates - Dec 18, 2012 at 7:39 AM

      God endorses poor grammar?

      • vallewho - Dec 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM

        sure does!

  24. fbwangus8736 - Dec 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    So is She saying the Rangers should of dated Him like the Whores did the last time He fell off the wagon? Get Him drinks and go into bathroom stalls of that bar? Would He of signed with the Rangers then? So glad its never about the money. Of course its always about the money!

  25. throughthewickets - Dec 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Careful Josh. God is a drug.

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