Tuesday, July 15, 2008
who cares that Josh Hamilton didn't actually win the homerun derby. nobody has ever put on a show like he did in the 1st round....crushing, launching, destroying 28 blasts...many going for over 500 feet. it was the most fun thing i've seen in the homerun derby since Mark McGwire's 97 performance.
Hamilton was already the feel-good story of baseball, after overcoming drug addiction and missing 2 full years of baseball to come back and play in the majors, but this pretty much cements his place as the next superstar. i mean, DAMN! 28 homers in one round. that's just fucking insane.