Josh Hamilton turned quite a few heads the other night when he performed so incredibly at the home run derby.  A friend of mine told me about this, but I found this article from ESPN.com about Hamilton’s story.  It seems like Christ is doing some incredible things in his life now, let’s pray that Josh Hamilton will continue to persevere.  Read the article, it’s an awesome story.

This may sound crazy, but I wouldn’t change a thing about my path to the big leagues. I wouldn’t even change the 26 tattoos that cover so much of my body, even though they’re the most obvious signs of my life temporarily leaving the tracks. You’re probably thinking, Bad decisions and addiction almost cost him his life, and he wouldn’t change anything? But if I hadn’t gone through all the hard times, this whole story would be just about baseball. If I’d made the big leagues at 21 and made my first All-Star team at 23 and done all the things expected of me, I would be a big-time baseball player, and that’s it.

Baseball is third in my life right now, behind my relationship with God and my family. Without the first two, baseball isn’t even in the picture. Believe me, I know.

HT: Challies