Daily Archives: February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

Josh Hamilton on I Am Second

Josh Hamilton, once Cincinnati Reds reclamation project and now Texas Rangers AL MVP, has taken to the intertubes to tell his story of overcoming drug and alcohol addiction through faith.

The organization I Am Second hosts the video. According to the about page on the website:

I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living.

If you go to see Hamilton’s story, make sure you have an extra half hour or so. It’s taken about 25 minutes to buffer the whole thing on my machine, maybe because of all the traffic they’re generating from advertising this thing on the radio, which is where I heard about it. As always, thank you, 99.5 WZPL!

February 8, 2011

Bored. Bored. Bored.

This part of the lead-up to Spring Training is excruciating. All I want is for the players to be gathering on baseball fields in a warmer locale, but instead what I get are “news” articles about the Cincinnati Reds packing a truck.

Oh, hey, the St. Louis Cardinals packed a truck, too! At least both of last season’s division leaders are on the same page.

I don’t know why I want the 2011 season–or at least its exhibition–to get started so soon. Perhaps it’s the 2 inches of ice on the ground with 3 inches of snow on top of it. I can’t imagine why I might be a bit stir-crazy with that and the freezing temperatures of this very cold winter for the last month and a half.

Soon, though. Soon, a game will happen, and I can envision myself basking in the sun as Aroldis Chapman’s fastball pounds the catcher’s mitt. Nothing to do but wait.