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Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:10 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 10:15 pm
Josh HamiltonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

For the first time since his relapse, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton answered questions on Wednesday, speaking with his Pastor, Dr. James Robison, on, the online home of right-wing political commentator Glenn Beck.

Hamilton said he was undergoing a "Josh Hamilton makeover," going to "one-on-one" counseling, as well as counseling sessions with his wife, Katie.

"I'm doing good. I'm well, my family's well. We're taking this as a serious issue," Hamilton said. "I had a slip-up in '09 and moving past that, it was, 'OK, I'm fine. It was one night, everything's over.' We didn't really move back towards what cause me to slip-up, why did I all of a sudden choose to do this? And it happened again.

"This time, it's not just, 'OK, it happened, we'll move past it and maybe it won't happen again.' We want to find out why it continues to happen. It's not on a regular basis, but whether it's things in my life, whether it's stress or home things, or whatever the case may be, those things might be a trigger."

Hamilton said his faith will be the focus of the makeover.

"It's going to be a process," Hamilton said. "I'm not fixed. I'm doing things right a day at a time. I can always use prayer from people."

He spoke about his relationship with his wife and daughters, and that he was concentrating on communicating with them better. He said that's improved since his relapse.

Josh Hamilton
"It has been a special time," Hamilton said. "The communication the last one-and-a-half weeks has been more than there has been in the past eight years. I'm not saying I haven't been communicating but it has been more meaningful communication."

He didn't shy from taking responsibility or having to live in the public eye.

"Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me," Hamilton said. "You guys know my heart, and I think you sense that. Me, personally, I'm going to do everything I can do to break these walls down and become a better man, a role model, and someone your little ones can to and want to strive to be like one day -- a man who is not perfect, but admits to his mistakes and wants to get better."

Here's the entire interview:

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Since: May 9, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:52 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Millions of medical professionals are trying to make money off of your poor judgement

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:49 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

You either drink alcohol or you don't, it's a choice, not a disease.

Millions of medical professionals disagree.

Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:35 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Congrats on being CBS's biggest idiot! That's really saying something considering some of the posts on this site.

Since: May 9, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:31 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Come on man. He had a few drinks and it's over. You either drink alcohol or you don't, it's a choice, not a disease. So tired of listening to people talk about alcohol like it is a brain disease, It is just an excuse for peoples poor judgement. Some people like to drink, some people don't, some people smoke and some don't. Josh admits to having a few drinks, should the world come to an end, no, If drinking is affecting his life in a negative way, then he should come to that conclusion and not drink. If drinking causes him to go out all night, cheat on his wife, neglect his kids then it is poor judgement for him to drink. That is entirely up to him as an individual. I am sure that when you drink alcohol, your body craves alcohol, just as it does when you drink caffeine or have too much sugar, these are impulses not diseases. The heavy guy eats more because his fat cells are trying to survive and are sending messages to his brain. Not a disease people. If you want to loose weight make the right choice and when you get those impulses go for a walk or a jog instead of stuffing your face with cookies and ice cream.

Nobody is perfect, Josh is an excellent baseball player and should be rewarded for his athletic accomplishments on the field. What he does during the offseason is his decision for better or for worse and it is he that will have to answer to his decisions right or wrong.

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:30 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Why is it necessary to label Glen Beck or any other commentator? Do you label Katie Curic or Matt Lauer as left leaning CBS news commentators Katie Curic amd Matt Lauer? Every orthodox person I know considers CBS news as nothing but a lapdog for the left leaning Democratic Party. Yet, you are to blind to see your own political persuasion. Sad. On a happier not, Josh Hamilton has the formula for being whole. That is to ADMIT when you have fallen short, REPENT, and utilize the HOLY SPIRIT and good counsel to get whole. Society is full of people that have remorse-sad because they got caught and wishing to avoid punishment. Society lacks the moral courage to repent-accept your sin-failings-whatever you wish to call it accept whatever worldly punishment or penalty that comes with your actions and turn back to God's safe path of life.

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:12 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

I'm a recovering alcoholic for 15 years and I can only wish I had the support this guy has had.  You can get all the help in the world Hamilton, you have to commit! Your putting your family through too much man! Your gonna lose them. I know!

Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:11 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

never quite understood why this is huge news.  I think to truly show you've conquored your demons you should be able to have a beer with friends and say you know what, this was a good time, but I don't need it.  Staying away from it entirely just seems to admit defeat that you aren't truly over it and it still owns you.  Perhaps that's the difference in thought between someone that could have a sip of beer and not need another and an addictive personality who can't stop at one drink....hard to say but just my thought.  Either way, he's addressing it and it shouldn't be in the media.  He isn't a fellon, he's dealing with a personal issue and it shouldn't impact anything

Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:40 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

this was a reply to chickenboys comment

Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:39 am
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Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:37 am

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

as long as he is a good pilot who cares if he wants to to give credit to an invisible elephant. Say the pilot has been flying for 30 years and he has been openly praying to an invisible elephant that whole time. I wouldnt believe that the elephent was actually guiding him but i would respect his decision to believe what he wants. As long as his belief in the elephant has not caused any harm.  I would have no problem getting on his plane.

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