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Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

Posted on: January 11, 2011 3:16 pm
 
Josh Hamilton American League MVP Josh Hamilton was diagnosed with an early case of pneumonia, the team announced on Tuesday.

"He is currently being treated at a local hospital and is expected to be released within the next 24 hours," the Rangers' statement said. "Josh should be able to resume his condition and baseball activities within the next several days."

The Rangers' position players report to spring training on Feb. 19.

Here's wishing Hamilton well.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

I've heard that Hamilton's immune system is awful after many years of hardcore drugs. Not necessarily a relpase, just a sign that his body is much older than his actual age.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

well said, c2ways... well said.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

"Exhaustion", "Pneumonia", "Fatigue".   How does a healty 29 year old AL MVP professional athlete contract such illness?  Any rational mind first assumes a drug or alcohol relapse. Its not like hasnt goofed before. 

I disagree...anyone can get pneumonia at any time.  If they say "pnuemonia" then the rational mind first assumes pneumonia and not drug/alcohol abuse.  The rational mind assumes, that if it were drug/alcohol issues the Rangers would not be the ones to announce anything -- they would probably hope the media did not find out for at least a while...instead they tried to get out in front of the issue and hold off unfounded rumors by announcing the illness themselves.  The guy is ill with a case of pneumonia, and probably a minor case at that if he is to be released in 24 hours and resume normal activities "within the next several days".  Cut the guy some slack.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 10:45 am
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

I get it, nycrat, and yes, I even thought that there is the possibility that Hamilton may relapse. As the cornerstone of my fantasy team, I worry everyday that Hamilton may relapse, but what irks me is when people automatically assume and make sad attempts at haughty humour. It's lazy, it's insensitive, it's arrogant and it's stupid. What does make sense to me is that someone who was on the wrong side of the needle for a couple of years has likely done some irrepairable damage to his body and it may explain why Hamilton is a regular visitor to the DL and it could explain why he contracted pneumonia. I'm no doctor, but why is it so difficult for some to acknowledge that addiction is a daily battle and that those who attempt to clean themselves up deserve support instead of ridicule?




Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 5:03 am
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

c2Ways..

I'm with ya on this! It always amazes me how folks make assumptions, in the absence of evidence, about other people and situations. If he'd tested positive even once since his return to baseball, I'd have no argument with those folks. But, to make arbitrary accusations and/or assumptions is simply immaturity and social myopia at its best.

My ex-wife, healthy as an ox and in her ealry 40's, went into a coma for three weeks due to pneumonia. They gave her but a 30% chance of ever emerging from the coma. Fortunately she did, but it left her with some rather significant health issues afterwards. Healthy and young folks sometimes even die of pneumonia. It's a hell of a lot more than a real bad case of the flu, although it often starts out with the flu.

Good post, c2ways!



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 9:58 pm
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

"Exhaustion", "Pneumonia", "Fatigue".   How does a healty 29 year old AL MVP professional athlete contract such illness?  Any rational mind first assumes a drug or alcohol relapse. Its not like hasnt goofed before.  Reme
mber his relapse in 2009.


Its a terrible disease thats tough to beat.  I wish Hamilton well.  I dont want him to be the next ken caminiti story.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

For some, the only way to feel good about themsleves is to belittle others. Such people are best left alone to their sad lives.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

Hamilton ain't relapsing, he's a born again Christian. You haters are just jealous that he's going to Heaven and you're not.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Hamilton, back on the rock, again.

Moe, C'mon Moe, we all know hos thie happened. Check the inside of his elbow Moe, he's definitely back on the rock, on the wagon, all tatted out. Moe, he's probably all ripped up as we speak. Moe, nice story Hamilton, guess you couldn't escape the rock.



Since: Nov 9, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Hamilton hospitalized with pneumonia

Probably brought on by all the cold air generated by the bat when he swung and missed or Brian Wilsons fastball he looked at in the ninth!  Go Giants.


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