Josh Hamilton, Relapse, and the Means of Grace
In case you missed it, Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton hit four home runs in one game last week.
In case you don't know baseball, that's a big deal. Only 15 other players in Major League history have accomplished the feat.
But what's impressive about Hamilton is that it's not just one good game. It's now several outstanding seasons, and an unusual career. An unashamed evangelical, Hamilton is one of the more amazing sports stories of our time as he has recovered from drug addiction and alcoholism, with God's help, to become one of the game's elite players. Not only is he a four-time All-Star, and the 2010 Most Valuable Player, but he currently leads the American League in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in.
ESPN's Pardon the Interruption interviewed Hamilton the day after his four-home-run performance, and in the course of the interview, he was asked about…