Josh Hamilton Still Blames Coach For Shoulder Injury

Josh Hamilton isn't shying away from his belief that his shoulder injury in Tuesday's game was a direct result of third-base coach Dave Anderson's decision to send him home. From the Star-Telegram:

He said he hadn't spoke to third-base coach Dave Anderson, and hasn't changed his tune on the decision to try to score on a foul popup just to the left of the infield. He's aware that he essentially threw Anderson under the bus, but said he was just explaining the situation. "Dumb," he said. "People are going to blame who they want to blame. I threw him under the bus by telling the truth about what happened."

The initial reaction from Hamilton was first seen as an injury-prone player blowing off steam after suffering yet another serious injury, but it's clear that Hamilton still sees something fundamentally wrong with the decision to tag up. It was an aggressive play, though some might argue that the real unnecessary risk came from Hamilton's head-first slide.

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