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Halo Headlines: Hamilton’s mentor encourages retirement, Richards makes more progress

The February 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Hamilton’s mentor encourages retirement, Richards makes more progress and much more… The Story: A friend and mentor of Josh Hamilton is encouraging Josh to retire in the wake of his latest relapse.The Monkey Says: This is hard to know what to make of as Silver is supposedly a friend, but I always question...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The “It’s Only Dandruff In My Nose” Excuse Finally Fails

I'm not a total ass. Partial? Sure! I have no problem with that. With that said (here comes the ass part!), I have no sympathy for Josh Hamilton. Everywhere you look you hear about how heartbreaking, sad, *searches Thesaurus.com for sympathetic word* it is that happened to Hamilton. Light a candle for the literal manifestation of the prayers that you send out to him. Put on...
Via Razzball
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Hamilton faces significant suspension, though MLB trying to be lenient

Major League Baseball officials are weighing how to penalize Josh Hamilton for a breach of the sport's drug policy while showing compassion for a former MVP who until recently had abided by the terms of his 2006 reinstatement, according to sources with knowledge of baseball's thinking. As a result, Hamilton is likely to be suspended for at least 25 games but less than a full season...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton’s Close Friend, Mentor Says Angels Slugger Should Retire

Josh Hamilton’s MLB career has been a roller coaster ride, and one of his closest friends thinks it’s time to end it. Roy Silver, a good friend of Hamilton’s and mentor to the Los Angeles Angels outfielder, told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview Thursday that Hamilton should leave the game for good. “Absolutely, absolutely,” Silver said. “He...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Report: Angels OF Josh Hamilton

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Via Fox Sports West
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Report: Angels OF Josh Hamilton

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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jill Painter Lopez discusses the Josh Hamilton situation from Tempe

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Via Fox Sports West
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jill Painter Lopez discusses the Josh Hamilton situation from Tempe

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Via Fox Sports West
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton reportedly had cocaine and alcohol relapse

Josh Hamilton met with MLB Wednesday reportedly to confess to having a substance abuse relapse over the offseason. We told you Wednesday that Hamilton’s relapse involved at least cocaine. On Thursday the NY Daily News reported that Hamilton “suffered a cocaine and alcohol relapse.” Hamilton’s father-in-law Michael Chadwick put the matter into perspective: Josh Hamilton's...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

No word on possible MLB discipline for Angels star Hamilton

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an unspecified disciplinary issue. The 33-year-old Hamilton has a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse, leading to suspensions that cost him more than three years while in the minors. The...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let’s talk about Josh Hamilton

I don’t need to tell you that we need to talk about Josh Hamilton. You already know what he supposedly did. What you may not know is WHY we need to talk about Josh Hamilton. It isn’t to discuss how the Angels should proceed with replacing him in light of a potential suspension. There will be a time and place for that, a time when his actual punishment, if any, and recovery...
Via Monkey with a Halo
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

'He's a great teammate': Angels express concern, offer support for Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton was never given a locker in the Angels clubhouse here for spring training, and it's unclear when, or if, Hamilton will even use his locker at Angel Stadium, either. Hamilton, who already is recovering from recent shoulder surgery, was in New York meeting with Major League Baseball officials. He reportedly suffered a relapse of an addiction to cocaine and alcohol, according...
Via Fox Sports West
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

'He's a great teammate': Angels express concern, offer support for Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton was never given a locker in the Angels clubhouse here for Spring Training, and it's unclear when, or if, Hamilton will even use his locker at Angel Stadium, either. Hamilton, who already is recovering from recent shoulder surgery, was in New York meeting with Major League Baseball officials. He reportedly suffered a relapse of an addiction to cocaine and alcohol, according...
Via Fox Sports West
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Joe Smith

The reliever with the boring name turned into a tremendous asset in the Angels bullpen last season. Can Joe Smith build on his career year? What happened in 2014?Joe Smith was signed to a three-year, $15.75 million deal to provide something resembling stability in the Angels bullpen. It was a questionable signing at the time because Dipoto had vowed to never heavily invest in...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Angels' Hamilton had cocaine, alcohol relapse

Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton suffered a cocaine and alcohol relapse, according to a New York Daily News report on Thursday. It was first reported that Hamilton was in New York to meet with MLB officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue. Though, it was not known why he was there until this report.  Angels GM Jerry Dipoto confirmed that Hamilton was in New York to meet with...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Angels Seek Sox OF With Hamilton Woes?

Josh HamiltonESPN's Tim Kurkjian is speculating about whether the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (also, Orange County, California, United States of America, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe) might go after a Red Sox OF in the wake of the new Josh Hamilton troubles. Apparently, Hamilton will be out for some time after information surfaced about a relapse in his struggle to...
Via FenwayNation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

‘I’m proof that hope is never lost.’ That simple, yet hard-hitting saying, is exactly what Josh Hamilton titled an article he wrote for ESPN The Magazine (as told to Time..... The post Josh Hamilton Is Not Alone And Neither Are You appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Angels show interest in Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez

According to former LA Times baseball columnist Ross Newhan, the Angels are interested in yet another Cuban player, this after already signing infielder Roberto Baldquin and spinning the wheels on Yoan Moncada. From a Newhan tweet: Angels, Dodgers interested in Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez, 18, who requires same Moncada tax and 2 yr., international signing [...]
Via Halos Insider
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton and MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement

Wednesday’s news that Josh Hamilton could be facing an imminent suspension from Major League Baseball has set off a wave of speculation regarding not only the possible cause of the suspension, but also its potential length. Given Hamilton’s history, some have assumed he may have had a relapse of his earlier substance-abuse problems, triggering a possible […]
Via Fangraphs
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton Facing Suspension For Drug Use Again

The story of Josh Hamilton is one that could fill an entire book. Hamilton was the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft 15 years ago. He was soon out of baseball because of drug use. He got his career on track and won MVP in 2010 before signing a five-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels which appeared to get everything going in the right direction...
Via COED
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #38: Albert Pujols | 1B | LAA

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Entering last season Albert Pujols had a ton of question marks. He was entering his age-34 season and coming off a season mostly lost to plantar fasciitis, and no one really knew how automatic The Machine was going to be. We liked Pujols more than most, projecting 82 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, and a .280 BA, and...
Via Baseball Professor
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton confesses to cocaine use, Trout vows to steal more bases and cutdown on strikeouts

The February 26th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Hamilton confesses to cocaine use, Trout vows to steal more bases and cutdown on strikeouts and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton confessed to a relapse that involved “at least cocaine.”The Monkey Says: He reportedly did not fail a test and the initial report from Heyman is that he will be treated as...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angels slugger Mike Trout talks about life as MVP with Jill Painter Lopez

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Via Fox Sports West
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WATCH: Angels slugger Mike Trout talks about life as the MVP

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Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Addiction Sucks

Hear hamilton had relapse. Believe occurred a couple months back. Involved at least cocaine. Honorably, he confessed. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 26, 2015 Josh Hamilton had a relapse recently, bringing the ugly truth to life that sometimes our superhuman superstars are actually very human. Plenty of people will write about this – which has to play out as a nightmarish...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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