Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
The reason why baseball movies will never get it right is because no amount of clever CGI can ever replicate what we saw from Josh Hamilton, a real life Roy Hobbs, last night at the Stadium. I still feel buzzed.
By the time Braun was done, she was ready for bed; I was pretty tired myself. But I had told her all about Hamilton, and so she decided to see what this guy who had been on drugs and gotten off them could do.
My wife and I were both instantly awake, marveling at what Hamilton was doing. My wife likes baseball ("tolerates it" might be a more accurate description), but I have never seen her attention so riveted before.
We aren't going to forget that derby for a long, long time.
Shame he's doing it for Texas now instead of the Rays.
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