DP Show: Josh Hamilton
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. -- on the show given that given your size judge did you play football. So. Grown up a little three members were to a baseball person here in high school played football quarterback. I was bigger than questioner. Then I felt like Tim Tebow and playoffs running from a life there put. Wait you were running for your life if if you were that big you're running over people scare in the life on the. Know -- themselves felt then no matter who knows freshman who knows -- call and vote vote lean. -- for big. If you stayed with football. Given your sons there. You that you didn't play college. Yeah Purdue I think so I enjoy. Playing receiver. Become a lot more -- a quarterback. And older brother they've played -- Kubel is quarterback. All four years and you know those tension is Fulton your and so so. A good chance. Anything that translates from us in football player to using that in baseball. There's probably breaks on the ball you know as far as taking routes and Nolan. You know -- -- -- -- -- victory -- to be. You know and isn't done yet received electors here. Over your shoulder or whatever but there's similar. He sent Josh Hamilton -- 39398. Homers nineteen RBIs what happens first somebody. That's him trying to get a batting average and be fair. I don't wanna go 400 because it's been a while how about somebody hits -- 375. Or somebody hit sixty home runs again. First. There certainly are because guys are going to hit sixty home runs and I don't picture. -- -- the judging from the numbers so far you got eight home runs that with which your high in home runs. Regular season 32. No matter mortar in the post season. But see that used to be a power hitter -- the back in the seventies and he hit thirty home runs your power hitter but I don't know if they were Murton back so score. But is it OK why why is that why have we all the sudden taken here on these numbers. Group probably there we have for a while. Yeah phils maybe how. Are you glad you didn't play in the yeah. He and you know it's. You know it took to put do their thing but. Both something to enhance -- The visual -- knew what I was told which is so if you can suitable for the prudent course money out from. You're contracting out through you know what he needed. Were you pretend to. No we ever offered. I would say offered -- -- available. It's still prevalent. In the game not. No really not an off. No you don't you know our came up their money and and we had all the big boy those Tampa Bay and you know all the big names are there and you're seeing some of those guys and just the body was comparator because nowadays and just another notices -- different. It was Canseco there us they were there. As good at the time did you look at him and and now we look at him differently now but at that time did you go man that can't be real. -- it. Familiar -- but in the and there are. Yeah well everybody else did because I mean when we were late in getting into you know how big McGwire once in a big Sosa was that. Minutes is and sometimes it's unfair to you guys that certain guys do work out some guys -- big but. Could you spot somebody who works out or somebody who needs help while they're working. You know I think the biggest thing was. You know with as many games -- play. Recovery time. You know if you can wake up to a good every day. You can perform well or have their chance. And so but you know -- division and into -- back in the day and I'm doing now and found ways -- Tacoma park and so you know what I really figure out what I got to do the play this one game in the. And you've been told you're part of -- longer term plans here but given your contract status with the Rangers. -- -- They won't -- that. There's a way to show you're not. Yeah that's the thing is they haven't showed -- bottom line yet. No I'm not really I mean you know little slip of them. They're left sitting in Austin kind of for the whole thing and and -- and think you know my agent might war it is it is not just my agent has this been a spiritual mentor and Somalia. Trust and my family and making decisions for me -- -- firmly in. Has told us to look goofy -- Negotiations or talks could open the currencies in this great. You know just I don't win over every little -- We have some. You know you're talking about combing that you know -- one of clothing fracture having you know it's kind of hard feelings towards anybody wanna -- is going on and in our soldiers. Keep -- -- a little ridiculous. You've been on -- when you've been on the show and I think that's part of recovery that you have to be but can you put me in the moment where. You just make it turn instead of going right you go left and you end up going into the bar -- what do you think would happen. Used to think about you know. Just say most of you know how -- you're -- to and I can't affect. You know and and no issue intro I don't know I think my power back. That are relying on girlish of crisis. More and more -- not and no. I don't wanna go in the is about recognizing that report happens. -- happens -- -- your phone call somebody that sort of thing and you know and actually taken steps do. Because you -- -- end and that sometimes you talk about people in recovery unite people in my family tree who were alcoholics and went to rehab and you know to try to understand what. They thought what was going that through the money and you inevitably hear this. Well a couple drinks isn't gonna hurt or you know what I can handle it there are so surgery can do that happened video. Yes so is the biggest thing you know -- the -- time period and -- your mind source. And you can have. Forget. For. A little period of time. What kind of chaos -- Kosier life and consequences we came from a and then you're there with them -- -- and -- -- and then boom to -- everywhere. -- -- -- I I'll make this abrupt us say -- because I know you're short on time and I I appreciate you coming on I always do. PlayStation you're working with them you've been there. I think within the last three or four years so what are you doing with them on this time around. -- just a mountain. New version of the Columbia showed and a out of any game I mean honestly ever played. There's so realistic. Are you have tents in the game. I don't have -- millions. -- -- need to be that realistically don't they gonna put some think on the mound talking about -- withdrew -- -- -- at that at that at that. They don't promote tattooed to their offense until the amount they put sleeves on you like the new league baseball's -- us -- -- if you looked at it you say okay that's we're just looked like were not tested since I thought that at that. There you move that big -- that I've grown and out ground right there at the clean version get a clean his clean record hit an onlooker created this. It is just a couple minutes. Funny story is. We're first came out -- furthermore -- Berger penalized for those play in the game. Then he didn't irritate me run and an outfield -- club walked the course and hit the -- Then there's no rule a ground and popped up by this little pop the rules give so much so. And it was spot on my wife cracked him up. Send your kids there. I'm -- just -- -- and you know it was good about terrorist different they want screen you know games or previous different -- that actually run mile. Is there hidden in an outfielder is critical. FaceBook dot com slash MLB the show for more information on MLB twelfth. A before -- let you go -- what point did you know you'd dervish was real. Probably. With three or four games we have to go -- train there and Rex is the Rockies and -- you don't sneak. -- but you know our senator Phil LeBeau. You know just obviously the video. How wise is different Japan obviously. You know I think him coming here and the kind of get his feet under media crowds are bigger here based older are different here. Then he's your best resources in the -- I got it and I'm finding it than don't have this team went. -- three you know and no seems to have 567. Pitches I got showcase have eight home runs pujols doesn't have any at the end of the year. Who has more home runs between you two. Which you know really government so close their pools. Called commodity just like they did it. You know in those guys have no clue true testament. Well. Guy that he could you give your -- is what 32 or whatever right there I. I -- the US. 32 would like. Six weeks to receive knowledge at all because there and laid up -- that I think that -- -- go to great. Who have more World Series of runs. Between me and called again. Him is -- more. None at all this year. Oh sure the line and said yup you're back here you go back to the World Series. I don't know. But the way you're honest about all this the other stuff than I think it's it's only the baseball you're not regret it -- -- -- an event at at at at. The line I'm trying to get -- -- -- -- obviously mean united and neither he presents on. Unless you're a little. -- could get at and I got a negativism Whitted and good look with -- MLB twelve extra tonight that's a Josh Hamilton.
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton talks openly about his relapse, PEDs and his contract status - 4/26