FG on Fox: Billy Hamilton is Good

Thursday was an ordinary day for Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton, in that it contained some extraordinary things in the Reds’ 4-3 loss in 12 innings at the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Leading off the top of the first, Hamilton dropped a double into shallow left, and a few minutes later he stole third without a throw, putting him in position to score on a sac fly. He wouldn’t reach base again, but in the bottom of the ninth, he did keep things tied, robbing Travis Snider of a possible walk-off, extra-base hit. On the catch, Hamilton managed to leave visible cleat marks on the side of the fence.

The Reds ultimately lost, but the game captured Hamilton in a nutshell. Early in the season, all the talk was about how Hamilton was embarrassing himself at the plate against big-league competition. Some points were arrived at too hastily. Some points were overlooked entirely.

Sure, at the start, Hamilton was dreadful. In the season’s opener, he went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts. Below is a swing he actually attempted some weeks later.

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jerry60555
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jerry60555

Next Ricky Handerson.

Dave
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Dave

That may be, but who is Ricky Handerson?

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vivalajeter

Clearly you don’t watch enough Oeklend E’s games.

Berry Bonds
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Berry Bonds

Simply the third best playar in Bay Area history.

jerry60555
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jerry60555

My fault. H”e”nderson.

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buddyglass

Ricky Henderson doesn’t know who Ricky Handerson, but he’s pretty sure he’s no Ricky Henderson.

jerry60555
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jerry60555

Tonuge twister.

nickolai
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nickolai

“Rickey” not “Ricky”

jerry60555
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jerry60555

Some books or magazine will write rick or ricky

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Rikki Handerson

Today I am the greatest meme in the world.

jerry60555
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You guys…….haha

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