Josh Hamilton had struggled through the first five games of the World Series, collecting just three hits in 19 at-bats. He matched that hit total in game six (3-for-6), including a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Rangers a 9-7 lead. Just prior to golfing one into the right field stands, Hamilton said God spoke to him and told him he was going to hit one out.
“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.’ ”
“I was walking to the plate … And (it happened) as I was brushing dirt in the batter’s box. Very cool. Y’all ought to try it sometime.
“And so, you know what, I probably had the most relaxed, peaceful at-bat I’ve had the whole series at that moment.”
If Berkman doesn’t come through in the 10th, and Freese in the 11th, Hamilton’s homer and quotes are probably your lead story today.