• Hamilton goes hitless in first game with Angels

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 26, 2013
    "You have to say Oakland," said Hamilton. "They won last year. The only one of the four holdover teams in the division Houston joined the AL West this offseason that didn't take a run at Hamilton was Oakland, and guess who Hamilton has installed in the role of divisional favorites for 2013? "He's been trying to get me to do it in batting practice and stuff," said Hamilton, who proceeded to put the next pitch in play. "I hadn't been too successful. So I took that for him." After swinging at the very first pitch he saw, Hamilton consciously took the first pitch the next time up, then smiled at hitting coach Jim Eppard, who's been working with the outfielder on the patience that has mostly eluded him. He's studied the clubhouse personalities, familiarized himself with the coaching staff, tried to settle into some sort of a routine and slowly taken in everything that comes with suiting up for the division rival he's been bumping heads with the last five years.
    Source: ESPN.com
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