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Hamilton to miss rest of regular season?

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08:15 AM ET 09.21 | While on the West Coast, Josh Hamilton took a side trip to visit a back specialist in California. A week ago, Ron Washington was hopeful Hamilton would get another 30 to 40 plate appearances as a postseason tune-up. On Monday, he had downgraded his hopes to 20 to 25. He even allowed for the possibility -- hypothetical, though it may be -- that Hamilton would line up for introductions in the Division Series without the benefit of another regular season at-bat. "I guess he'd just have to figure it out in the playoffs, then," Washington said.

The Dallas Morning News

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September 21, 2010  08:21 AM ET

I don't understand how this guy is still hurting so badly. I mean, does he have the worlds worst tolerance for pain? I love these stories about baseball players. Make them play 1 quarter of NFL football - scratch that, make them catch one pass and have Patrick Willis tackle them. Then they will realize what it's like to be hurt and then realize they have it the best of any professional sports athletes because they make SO much money without the brutal beating on their bodies.

September 21, 2010  09:19 AM ET
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I don't understand how this guy is still hurting so badly. I mean, does he have the worlds worst tolerance for pain? I love these stories about baseball players. Make them play 1 quarter of NFL football - scratch that, make them catch one pass and have Patrick Willis tackle them. Then they will realize what it's like to be hurt and then realize they have it the best of any professional sports athletes because they make SO much money without the brutal beating on their bodies.

Have you ever injured your back? I can tell you from more than one experience that a bad back will stop any athlete no matter what sport you play. Paying a player lots of money does not mean they can play when injured. There are days I cant get out of bed for a back injury I sustained 45 years ago playing Football.

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September 21, 2010  09:34 AM ET

That is not good news for texas.

September 21, 2010  09:44 AM ET

Backs are tough...all that twisting...can't be compared to simple impacts. And the protection afforded by shoulderpads and other gear in football can't be overlooked--their ability to dispate energy in collisions is huge. No pads in baseball. I saw this and thought he was still aching from the hit on the wall against the Twins.

September 21, 2010  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't understand how this guy is still hurting so badly. I mean, does he have the worlds worst tolerance for pain? I love these stories about baseball players. Make them play 1 quarter of NFL football - scratch that, make them catch one pass and have Patrick Willis tackle them. Then they will realize what it's like to be hurt and then realize they have it the best of any professional sports athletes because they make SO much money without the brutal beating on their bodies.

Well, the flip side is we can have that wide receiver who was just hit by Patrick Willis try to hit 100 mph moving fastball.

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September 21, 2010  10:02 AM ET

If Hamilton doesn't play again this season Miguel Cabrera is your AL MVP.

September 21, 2010  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't understand how this guy is still hurting so badly. I mean, does he have the worlds worst tolerance for pain? I love these stories about baseball players. Make them play 1 quarter of NFL football - scratch that, make them catch one pass and have Patrick Willis tackle them. Then they will realize what it's like to be hurt and then realize they have it the best of any professional sports athletes because they make SO much money without the brutal beating on their bodies.

If I remember correctly, he can't take pain medication due to his past drug problem.

September 21, 2010  10:21 AM ET
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I don't understand how this guy is still hurting so badly. I mean, does he have the worlds worst tolerance for pain? I love these stories about baseball players. Make them play 1 quarter of NFL football - scratch that, make them catch one pass and have Patrick Willis tackle them. Then they will realize what it's like to be hurt and then realize they have it the best of any professional sports athletes because they make SO much money without the brutal beating on their bodies.

I love how fat, lazy slobs feel they have the right to attack rich athletes. You are rich and make money, so therefore you should never feel pain. Maybe the guy just can't hit right now. You ever think about that Einstein? If you can't swing a bat well, no point in being in the lineup.

You want to talk smack about a guy that's 6'4", 240 pounds as being a wuss, go for it. I would say, in pads, he would be able to take a hit or two in your hypothetical football scenario. And, I am pretty sure your ****, would be knocked the hell out on the first try.

September 21, 2010  10:21 AM ET
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If Hamilton doesn't play again this season Miguel Cabrera is your AL MVP.

That's the age old question, are numbers generated for a playoff team more valuable than numbers playing for a non contender. I'd still give it to Hamilton but I get your point.

September 21, 2010  10:22 AM ET

The guy is a beast at the plate and awesome in the field. I hope he goes nuts in the playoffs.

September 21, 2010  10:26 AM ET

If he is healthy ... Hamilton will do well in the playoffs.

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September 21, 2010  10:37 AM ET

Ron Washington is truly a saint in the truest sense and even though he looks like Roger Moret he should be considered for manager of the year considering all he and the skipper have been through on that little island.

September 21, 2010  10:37 AM ET
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to Josh Hamilton's Grandmother...

Sounds like instability runs in the family.

September 21, 2010  10:38 AM ET
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Ron Washington is truly a saint in the truest sense and even though he looks like Roger Moret he should be considered for manager of the year considering all he and the skipper have been through on that little island.

Has he been canonized yet?

September 21, 2010  10:43 AM ET
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Ron Washington is truly a saint in the truest sense and even though he looks like Roger Moret he should be considered for manager of the year considering all he and the skipper have been through on that little island.

AL MOY goes to Gardenhire.... lost his closer in spring training, lost a former MVP about midway through the season in addition to both of their SS and 2B being on the DL multiple this season. Despite those challenges they are likely to win the division by double digits and have a legit chance at best record in the AL.

September 21, 2010  10:44 AM ET
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to Josh Hamilton's Grandmother...

Get in the kitchen and make me a turkey pot pie!

 
September 21, 2010  10:49 AM ET

Injuries are a part of MOY, but they are considered just a part of the game.

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