Josh Hamilton struggled at the plate for over two months, and both he and Rangers manager Ron Washington said there were some problems going on unrelated to injury. Hamilton left the problems a mystery, but said he was being disobedient to God and that the media would find out about it at the right time. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says he knows what the problem has been for Hamilton.
According to Heyman, Hamilton is struggling with quitting chewing tobacco. Heyman cites a source in saying Hamilton has been disappointed with himself for his inability to quit chewing tobacco, and that he could have also been talking about disappointment with his lack of plate discipline as a hitter recently when he made cryptic comments to the media.
Hamilton reportedly began slumping when he tried to quit. He also has tried to quit several times, according to the report.
Based on that information, it’s understandable why Hamilton would be disappointed. Not only is he letting himself down by being una...