World Series Game 6: Josh Hamilton Makes Bid To Become Hero

All postseason, we've been talking about Josh Hamilton's trick groin. It could roll over. It could beg. It could even speak. But it couldn't allow him to get any power or torque behind his swing.

Until Game 6, that is.


With Elvis Andrus on first and one out, Hamilton sent a ball well into the right-center stands off Jason Motte. This game after the Rangers were one strike -- one measly strike away -- from winning their first championship in franchise history before David Freese hit an opposite-field triple to tie the game in a way that actually deserved the Suzyn Waldman treatment.

Hamilton is the hero for now, and he got one of these from Ian Kinsler:


And now Darren Oliver is in to close out the game. Reminds me of that old Branch Rickey quote: If you can't close a game out with a 20-something pitcher, you should double the dosage.

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