Alcoholic/Drug abuser turned “inspirational baseball story of 2008″ Josh Hamilton was spotted drunk in a bar with several women (none being his wife) last January. These photos were just released this past week. The Texas Rangers outfielder is also the father of three daughters.
Yeah, you know where I’m headed with this one.
Forgiveness (for-give-ness: noun) An act of pardon only reserved for those individuals looked upon favorably in the media and Amerikkka as a whole. Many recieve several pardons for the same offense.
A month ago, former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was murdered in his sleep by his alleged mistress. By my accounts, everyone with a soapbox and a satchel of stones piled on a man once again unable to defend himself. “How could he do this, he has a wife and four sons?, What kind of father is he?” And for all the good that Steve McNair did in his short time on earth; in the eyes of the Amerikkkan public it all amounted to something a dog leaves on the curb.
I’m not here to kick Josh Hamilton while he’s down. My father was an alcoholic the last 10-12 years of his life, so I can sympathize with his daughters. Depending on their ages, they’re embarrassed and hurt. So me stepping on their dad doesn’t help much.
Where are the hordes of venom-spewing reporters for this story? It seems that everyone had something to put on McNair’s epitaph other than what he ultimately deserved .
Is Jason Whitlock going to shuck and jive all over this story?
Speaking of the story, all has seemilngly been forgiven. At this moment, Jim Rome in his own words is giving Hamilton a “mulligan”. I hate going to the double-standard but that is B.S. No one gave Steve McNair a repreive - even in death he double-bogeyed.
Once again, there is little resistance from the Black media, this isn’t even that deep to grasp.
Personally, I don’t believe that this was Hamilton’s first episode, maybe the only one in which he was caught. Yeah, he fessed up and that makes him a standup guy in the eyes of the Amerikkkan public. I would like to think the photos played a big part in his confession. Why didn’t Hamilton stand up 7 months ago. But you continue to hear terms like, “He’s human, this is a disease”, - Tom Colishaw or Let’s pull for him and get behind him.” – Woody Paige
Damn, I don’t remember Darryl Strawberry getting this much during his struggle with drug addiction.
Hamilton spoke on Saturday regarding the photos: “I’m embarrassed about it. For the Rangers, I’m embarrassed about it. For my wife, my kids. It’s one of those things that just reinforces about alcohol. Unfortunately, it happened. It just reinforces to me that if I’m out there getting ready for a season and taking my focus off the most important thing in my recovery, which is my relationship with Christ, it’s amazing how those things creep back in.”
“Honestly, I hate that this happened. But it is what it is. You deal with it. I realized that, obviously, I’m not perfect, in this on-going struggle, battle, that is very real. A lot of people don’t understand how real it is.As soon as it happened, I called my support system — my wife, the Rangers, MLB and told them what had happened. I was absolutely open and honest about it.”
And I guess Amerikkka is cool with that.