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A Ranger in Danger

2012/02/03 by editor

Heads up, baseball fans: it seems that Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton is going through a rough patch this week. The outfielder and recovering drug addict has admitted to having an alcohol relapse on Monday at a Dallas bar, making this his second alcohol-related relapse in the past few years. This is not the first blog post you guys have seen in the last week about celebs falling off the wagon. While there is something to be said about the pressures of fame and being in the public eye, I’ll say again and again: you’ve gotta keep a healthy psyche and body to maintain mental stability. Hamilton, c’mon buddy. Pull it together. Start behaving like the MVP that you won back in 2010.┬áThe Dallas Morning News was the first to pick up the story:

“Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, had a relapse this week in his quest to remain sober. The Rangers have scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. today with Josh Hamilton in attendance.

According to individuals familiar with the episode, Hamilton drank alcohol on Monday night at Sherlock’s Pub in Dallas. Teammate Ian Kinsler also showed up at the bar for what appeared to be an attempt to convince Hamilton to return to his home in Westlake.

This was Hamilton’s second alcohol-related relapse in three years. In January 2009, he drank to excess in a bar in Tempe, Ariz.

In a statement, the Rangers said they were “aware of a situation, but we do not have further comment at this time.” “

To read the rest of the Dallas Morning News article by Gerry Fraley, go here.

There is nowhere good that drugs and alcohol can take you. Period. ESPECIALLY when you can become a free agent after this season, and have a potential long-term contract on the line with your current team. (I don’t think I need to remind anybody of Hamilton’s 3-year suspension when he was with Tampa Bay for drug and alcohol use that caused him to miss the entire 2003-2005 seasons.) Get your head back in the game bud. You’re better than this!


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