June 27, 2008

I'm a Josh Hamilton Fan!

He's a hometown guy who played his high school ball in Raleigh, NC at Athens Drive, which is about an hour from my hometown of Rocky Mount. I've known how good he was since I was in 6th grade, having a friend whose brother played with Josh occasionally.

His story contains unequaled potential (He was drafted in 1999 ahead of Josh Beckett and Barry Zito), substance abuse, and hitting rock bottom. He credits the grace of God for his changed life and for his newly-found hope, with or without baseball. Read his story here and here.