Venus Trapped in Mars

18 July 2012

Wow Your Man Wednesday: Josh Hamilton

Every Wednesday, from now until the end of time, (if you're lucky the Myans will have been right and you will only have to live through 23 more of these... otherwise you got me forever) will be WOW YOUR MAN WEDNESDAY! TA DAAAAA!

Pause for crazy excitement.

Ok. Calm down.

On "Wow your man Wednesday" I'll bring you a fun fact, a favorite player that is making a big impact on his/her sport, or just some sports tip that if you spit out to your man he'll say, "WOW!" So, that's how this works.

My Wow Wednesday this week is.... Josh Hamilton, Power Hitter for the Texas Rangers! Pretty hot Ginger, huh? Told ya you'd like sports...

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I chose Josh because in the sports world this week there have been a lot of idiots getting arrested...
  • Marshawn Lynch, football player- DUI <you're rich you idiot, get a darn driver>
  •  Dez Bryant, football player- domestic violence--> to his MOM, and to think I was going to draft him in fantasy this year...
  • Jason Kidd, basketball player- DUI <again, see notes on Marshawn>
Josh Hamilton was the number one draft pick in 1999 and was slated to be the phenom of all phenoms. He had more God given talent in his little finger than the entire Houston Astros offense has in all of their bodies combined (bazing). 

But what did he do? I dunno let's ask Marshawn...


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No comment from Marshawn's peeps? Ok, moving on...

Josh got lost in a haze of alcohol and drug abuse and plummeted from the top of the crop to the bottom of the barrel in record time (probably not the record he was hoping to set). He used to do enough cocaine to kill any normal human... luckily his body seemed to be super human and he survived where many would have expired.

Long story short- he did drugs for many years, got thousands of dollars from his parents- spent it on drugs, got married, had a kid and was supposed to buy his wife a house--- bought crack instead, lost everything. Did more crack.

Longer story short- 7 years later... found God, found faith, lost 50 pounds (Jessica Simpson found that for him), found sobriety, got back into the swing of things... pun intended... Texas Rangers take a chance on a man that everyone had all but given up on... 

Today Josh is living clean and sober and is a definition of a fan favorite for the defending AL champs the Texas Rangers. He also speaks to groups about his ordeal with drugs and alcohol, and stays at these events until he has answered every question from the audience (swoon).

Here are his incredibly inspiring stats this season:
  • First in the American League in Home Runs (28)
  • First in the American League in RBI (Runs batted in) (78)
  • Second in the AL in SLG (slugging percentage) (.620)
  • 3rd in the AL in OPS (this is a combination average of on base percentage and slugging percentage) (.991)
2012 Salary : $15,250,000 <---- crap

So Marshawn, get clean and give Jessica Simpson your excess weight and you too can get your career back in order, like Josh. 


Ok Venus lovers, now go WOW your man with your Josh Hamilton factoids. 


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