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Hamilton talks about accident

Posted on: July 8, 2011 6:05 pm
Edited on: July 9, 2011 1:49 am
 
By Matt Snyder

It's likely words can't express what Josh Hamilton is going through right now. I know I can't imagine what it would feel like to toss a ball up to a fan as a nice gesture and have a freak accident result in a death. Even though it's not even remotely his fault, it feels like one of those things anyone would second-guess forever. Hamilton spoke to the media before Friday night's game against the A's, and he seems to be in as good a place as he could possibly be. All quotes that follow are from Hamilton himself, via the Star-Telegram.

"Behind me I heard someone say 'Hey Hamilton, how about the next one.' I turned around and Stone was the first guy I saw sitting there with his son. I gave him a nod, and I got the next one and threw it in that direction. I just remember it happened in slow motion. Obviously, as soon as it happened, I couldn't help but think about what was happening behind that fence."

On reaching out to the Stone family: "Absolutely. I haven't yet. I'm going to give this situation time to, you hate to think sink in, but I can't imagine what they're going through right now. I can't imagine. All I can think about is praying for them and knowing that God has a plan. You don't always know what that plan is when those things happen, but you will."

On what his night was like when he went home: "She (his wife Katie) stayed up with me and talked with me and gave me some encouragement and support. She was there to talk to me if I needed to. The kids stayed up to talk to me for a while. It was just hard for me, hearing the little boy screaming for his daddy after he had fallen, and then being home with my kids really hit home last night."

There's a full transcript on Star-Telegram.com, but the basic gist is that Hamilton's obviously going through a rough time -- likely not near as much as those close to Stone, but it would still be rough.

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

This is really, really tragic.  Stand by for major league baseball to overreact and tell players they can no longer throw foul balls back in to the stands.  Feel horribly for the six year old boy.  What a sad story.



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

...support this poor....




Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

...support this poor....



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

Let's hope that down the road those who are financially able (most MLB players) will be able to at least this poor boy's future and ensure a good home and education.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 9:23 pm
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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

Oh but either way he is as dumb as he his insenstive, the guy had been dead awhile before he posted.



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 8, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

tradgic tradgic what a terrible tradegy



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

Take it easy on njdx or whatever his name is.  He is obviously either a teenager or in his very early 20's, and has still not come to understand the importance of life.  He still thinks he is bullet proof like most of us at that time in our life.  One day soon he will get the gift of empathy and grow up to understand that life is precious and should be valued above all else.  When(if) he has a child one day, the next time he reads of a tragedy impacting a child, I bet he does not make any fantasy comments then.  That is what I choose to believe about him.  Or he is a worthless scumbag with no soul who hopefully is not allowed to reproduce and should go hook up with Casey Anthony and rot some where.  I really hope it is the 1st thing.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

You really have to feel sorry for the kid who had to watch his dad die right in front of him. Thank the people around the kid who took care of him and hopefully he made it home safe and sound. But now the little boy has to go thru the rest of his life having the same nightmare night after night. Like Josh said God has a plan for all of us, but why does it have to be thru tragedy? I am not a Rangers fan or a Josh Hamilton fan but I am passionate about life especially working with kids for most of my life. My heart, my prayers, and my condolences go out to the entire Stone Family, The Texas Rangers and Josh Hamilton. You can't also have some thoughts about the Oakland A's bullpen who were sitting right there watching all this unfold. Really nothing they could do either as it all happened so fast. 



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Hamilton talks about accident

njdx,

The guy died, with his little boy screaming for his father. And all you can think of is your damn fantasy team. You have to be the Biggest Fucking Asshole walking the face of the earth!!!!!


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