I wonder if anyone else was watching the hitting clinic that Josh Hamilton put on at last night’s MLB Homerun Derby. He hit a record twenty-eight homeruns in the first round. The excitement at Yankee Stadium was electric and you could almost feel it through the television set. To make the story even more interesting, his pitcher was a 71 year old friend who was a volunteer baseball coach who used to throw him batting practice. Hamilton followed through on a promise he made to his coach that if he ever made the Homerun Derby he would ask his friend to pitch for him. Hamilton said in an interview following the contest, “I first of all want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” He also said that all the glory goes to Jesus. The ESPN announcers were as excited as anyone else. As Hamilton hit, they told his remarkable story of rehabilitation from drug addiction. One of the announcers exclaimed, “It is a bad night to be an atheist.” You can read more about Josh Hamilton in this article “I’m Proof That Hope is Never Lost,” from ESPN the Magazine. For a recap on Hamilton’s record breaking first round view the ESPN Story here.