The 2011 World Series will wrap up on Friday night as Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers look to put away the St. Louis Cardinals after failing to do so on Thursday night. Hamilton's homer in the tenth inning nearly put the Cardinals away in Game 6, however, thanks to some helpful tips from God above.
Literally, apparently, according to Hamilton's post-game comments to the Dallas Morning News.
It didn't come from manager Ron Washington or anybody else on the field. It was a higher voice than that. And it was very clear what message the Lord was sending, Hamilton said.
"He said, you haven't hit one in a while and this is the time you're going to,'' Hamilton said. "But there was a period at the end of that. He didn't say, you're going to hit it and you're going to win.' ''
Hamilton, a born-again Christian after starting off in baseball with a couple of unheavenly habits, also had some tips for those looking to hit more home runs at crucial points of the World Series: Try it sometime.
"I was walking to the plate,'' Hamilton said. "And (it happened) as I was brushing dirt in the batter's box. Very cool. Y'all ought to try it sometime."