Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Story

All Star and Home Run Derby is the mid-season of baseball. Typically I do not watch either. I just could care less of the impact of league's home team's advantage of the World Series. That's just me. But my good friend, Ted, has been talking about this player from North Carolina, Josh Hamilton, who plays for the Texas Rangers. Now all you who know me KNOW how I am about my loyalty to my state and Texas players. SO I started reading and learning about this Hamilton kid. I won't recap it all cos you can read about it in the news. Morneau might have won the Home Run Derby but Josh Hamilton was THE STORY of the Derby, hands down. Morneau even said it, himself.
Speaking of Morneau, JD brought him to tie up the game at one point...the game which has just went into the 11th inning. An ALL STAR Game going into Extra Innings?? Get OVER Already.

Above see our boys pose. WooooooooT.

And of course we have to include Tito and his adopted son, Justin...er I mean Dustin. I swear Yahoo Sports Sucks in identifying players. In almost all the pics with Dustin, they called him Justin. FreakWADS.
All I know is I'm tired but glad I got to see Josh hit 28 homeruns in round 1. That I will not forget. As I'm sure he won't either. He didn't need to win the Derby.....his prize is just being a part of it. And living the Recovery.


Crystal said...

Hamilton's performance was outstanding and I'm glad to have seen it and i've become a huge fan. (Thanks Ted for introducing me to Josh's story!) What he's overcome is truly inspirational.

Watching the game last night, I noticed that Pedie was always with a fellow team mate. Sticking with the guys he's comfortable with, I think. He was too cute! :)

Ted D said...

Tex, great post. The kid is just an unbelievable story. And I love any pictures of Tito and Pedie together!

Crystal, you're welcome. And when George Brett spoke to the team before the game, Youk was sitting in a chair and Pedie was on the floor, right at his feet!

Tex said...

::sigh:: George Brett ::SIGH::

Nolan was my first fav player...Brett was my first baseball player crush

Redbeard76 said...

Hi Tex! Not baseball related but I'm checking out this Tex-Mex-Cajun band called the Gourds playing on the ACL tv show I recorded from a week ago, they're fantastic. Thought you'd like to know. I hope everything is well with you.