We have seen legendary men like Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Braves third baseman Chipper Jones discover the fountain of youth. And we have seen young men fresh from high school skyrocket to the big stage in a blink of an eye.
We have seen titanic superstars struggle beyond expectations—some to the point of sheer sadness. And we have seen ball clubs normally reserved for division cellars rise from the ashes of their own ineptitude to threaten baseball’s order of power.
A memorable season it has been, indeed.
Yet, I get the impression we are peeling back the first layer of what may become a record-breaking season for one particular ballplayer.
His name is Josh Hamilton.
This Raleigh, North Carolina native is fast becoming a baseball icon throughout the game of baseball.