If you don’t know who the Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton is, just take a look at his arm. He spells it out for you in really bad ink. Hambino.
Hamilton was the first overall pick in the 1999 MLB Draft by the Tampa Rays. He then developed a drug problem after a wicked car accident. Watch the video if you’re into that type of thing.
He made several comebacks and that’s where the story gets wild. He made his MLB debut in 2007, eight years after being drafted, and was a solid player for the Reds. In the offseason he was shipped to the Rangers for Daniel Ray Herrera and Edinson Volquez. What a trade for the Rangers.
Hamilton tore up 2008. He was named to the AL All-Star Team and set a record bashing 28 home runs in the first round. Hamilton picked 71-year old Clay Counsil to pitch to him in the HR Derby, Counsil used to throw to Hamilton when he was a kid in North Carolina.
This announcer rocks. Enjoy.