Josh Hamilton’s terrible performance in July is making all of us wonder what is up with the Rangers star. Rangers manager Ron Washington said this yesterday morning on the Ben and Skin Show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM:
“The issue is something that I think Josh would definitely have to be the one to expose. It’s certainly not physical. It has nothing to do with injuries. Josh is the one that made the statement and got all the inquiries going, and I think Josh is the one that has to put a rest to the inquiries, not Ron Washington. I can just tell you one thing: It is not because he’s hurt.”
Hamilton did speak a bit after going 1-for-14 on a homestand last week:
“When the time is right, I’ll be honest with you, you’ll be right in the loop. I’ve been shown a lot of things over the past week. There’s disobedience and there’s obedience to God. I’ve been being disobedient. It may be a small thing to you, but it’s a big thing to him. There’s consequences. It’s like a father and a kid. There are disciplines. You guys can chew on that and think about it.”
My guess is that Hamilton is having marriage issues or going through another relapse of consuming drugs and alcohol.
[h/t Hardball Talk for the story]