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Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

Posted on: October 28, 2011 4:04 am
ST. LOUIS -- Josh Hamilton hadn't homered in more than a month.

He's hurting. We all know that by now. He has a groin injury, maybe a sports hernia.

By this time next week, he may well be having surgery.

And when he came to the plate in the 10th inning of an incredible Game 6, he knew he was going to hit a home run.

"The Lord told me it was going to happen," Hamilton said. "He said, 'You haven't hit a home run in a while. You're going to hit one now.'

"Believe it if you want."

As you might have guessed, Hamilton believed it.

"It was probably the most relaxed, peaceful at-bat I've had in a long time," he said.

Did the Lord tell him what pitch Jason Motte would throw?

"No, but I kind of figured that out on my own," said Hamilton, who hit a 98 mph fastball.

Hamilton's home run put the Rangers ahead of the Cardinals, 9-7. It stood to be a World Series winner, until the Cards scored twice to tie the game in the bottom of the 10th.

But Hamilton said none of that was in the message he heard as he walked to the plate.

"It wasn't like a premonition, 'You're going to do this, and you're going to win,'" Hamilton said. "It was, 'You're going to do this -- period.'"

He heard it, and he did it.

"It was pretty cool, man," he said.

Believe it if you want.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2011 10:26 am

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

*THE LORD* said is was cool for me to do heroin and get a bunch of crappy tattoos

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2011 11:42 pm

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

*sigh* these comments are a harsh reminder that america will never grow up. Sad thing is I KNOW these are  grown men taking the time to type such crud. Come on guys.......

Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 6:49 pm

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

You're all going to Hell. Enjoy an eternity of torture and torment. You MIGHT get stuck listening to Queen James complain about lack of talent every minute of yours.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 10:45 am

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

Some of the posts here are preposterous.  It wasn't as though Hamilton took the mic right after touching home plate, demanded to be heard, and screamed that God told him.  You realize that reporters aske questions after the game right?  Regardless of how you feel, that was a big home run.  What do reporters normally ask when questioning a player about a big hit?  It normally something like, "Hey, that was a big at bat.  What was going through your mind?"  Hamilton answered that question honestly.  You guys criticizing him are also the type of people that get all huffy when a player lies or gives a standard response.  For those of you guys getting on Hamilton for answering a question honestly, you're all a bunch of jacka$$e$.  I know because God told me.    

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 10:26 am

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

Whatever makes Josh feel good about himself...but, super serial, God better tell him he's gonna WIN

Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:48 am

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

Sounds pretty selfish. Your team was within a strike of winning the World Series TWICE before losing and all you can talk about is god letting you hit a homerun? Go back to the pipe, Josh, you made more sense back then.

Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:38 am

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

You know what if Josh wants to believe that is what he heard good for him.  He is not standing on a pedastal and screaming it to the world and making people believe him.  Everyone has their own quirks or beliefs and his is God.  He is a good player and thats all that matters.  We watch him for his baseball not his beliefs or personal life.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:54 am

Hamilton says his HR was called, from above

If God WAS a baseball fan, and had the inclination to pre-warn a ballplayer about a future HR, don't you think God would have made it a game winner ?

Hey, I'm glad Hamilton is strengthened and sobered by the God of Inconsequential Homers, instead of the God of Crack he worshiped before...but isn't this scenario a bit self absorbed ? I mean, it's a little out of character...even for The Lord...God made Moses lead the whole crowd through the parted sea, not just him.

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