I’m told Josh Hamilton’s home run today was a tape-measure shot. Plus, he called it:
Hamilton and David Ross were talking before that at-bat. Ross was counting all the homers that had been hit already during the game. Hamilton then said, “You forgot one.” After Ross looked at him, Hamilton continued, “The one I’m going to hit.”
I guess the best-case scenario for Hamilton is that he plays so well this spring that he forces the Reds to bring him north. Can’t say I’d be disappointed one bit by that turn of events (as long as it isn’t accompanied by Chris Denorfia being sent to AAA).