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A different solution to Josh Hamilton’s slump

Josh Hamilton is broken (again) and this time it isn’t so clear that there is an easy way to fix him. Scioscia’s already tried everything in his bag of tricks which pretty much just consists of “mental days off” and a whole lot of crossing his fingers. Sure, Don Baylor has and will continue to spend time with him to try and unlock something within Josh, but this is nothing...
Via Monkey with a Halo
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton continues to sit, Mike Trout’s baserunning slump

The August 19th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton continues to sit, Mike Trout’s baserunning slump and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton got another “mental day off” yesterday. The Monkey Says: It was his idea not play Sunday, but Monday it was Scioscia’s idea. However, Josh did offer to be put lower in the order. It seems...
Via Monkey with a Halo
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels OF Hamilton out of lineup for second straight game

  Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup again for Monday night's game against the Red Sox, a day after asking for a day off. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Hamilton needs another day to relax and he would be coming to the park early Tuesday to work on things. ''He's going to come out early Tuesday, work on a couple of things and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Manager Scioscia Frustrated With Josh Hamilton’s Struggles

With the Los Angeles Angels tied for the best record in baseball, things are looking up for the Halos. However, all is not exactly perfect in the clubhouse, as $125 million man Josh Hamilton has really struggled at the plate this season. After going 2 for 9 with seven strikeouts over the weekend against the Texas Rangers, his former team, Hamilton sat out the series finale to clear...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton ‘not the same player’, Richards won’t start on short rest

The August 18th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton ‘not the same player’, Richards won’t start on short rest and much more… The Story: Mike Scioscia says Josh Hamilton is “not the same player” that he was in Texas. The Monkey Says: Scioscia thinks Hamilton has lost his confidence, which is pretty hard to argue with. As a...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia: Josh Hamilton not the same player he was with Rangers

Mike Scioscia isn’t exactly thrilled with the type of production — or lack thereof — he’s received from Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is only hitting .216 with a .630 OPS since the All-Star break and went 1-for-5 with 4 strikeouts Friday against the Rangers. That prompted Scioscia to say Saturday that Hamilton isn’t the player he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manager: Hamilton lacks confidence

The Los Angeles Angels may finally be atop the AL West, but the team is still waiting for slugger Josh Hamilton to join the party and manager Mike Scioscia says his cleanup hitter is lacking in confidence and not the same man at the plate that he was with the Texas Rangers. "Josh is not the same as he was when we were looking in the other dugout in Texas," Scioscia said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Freeway Series Game 1 notebook: Josh Hamilton's toe tap batting stance

LOS ANGELES -- To the guy who once hit four home runs in a game, three home runs in seven games wouldn't be considered a power surge. But for a slugger that struggled throughout last season and through much of this to return to his old form, it's a trend in the right direction. Josh Hamilton decided to change his batting stance during last week's series in Tampa Bay,...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Orioles/Mariners fan catches baseball bat in the stands

Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Sacre does his best Josh Hamilton routine of losing control of his bat traveling several miles an hour into the crowded stands.  No need to worry though a confused Orioles/Mariners fan comes to the rescue, take a look! Your browser does not support iframes. courtesy of mlb This guy did a service to the patrons around him as he saved someone from serious...
Via Reading Between The Seams
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Decline Of Josh Hamilton

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Josh Hamilton has become the most aggressive hitter in baseball and he fails to see any positive results. According to, during his time in Texas, Hamilton swung at 36.6 of the pitches he was thrown outside the strike zone and just 18 hitters chased pitches out of the zone more often than Hamilton. Since joining the Angels his chase rate has spiked...
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