Hamilton talks about life since relapse
Josh Hamilton's busy offseason since his alcohol relapse
continued Wednesday when he made an appearance on the Internet show "Glenn
Hamilton talked with guest host Dr. James Robison for nearly 30 minutes about
his relapse and what's gone on in his life since. The show appeared on
GBTV.com, a subscription based video Website based in Dallas.
Hamilton said he's undergone a "Josh Hamilton makeover" since he
drank at a Dallas bar on Jan. 31.
He's focused on trying to figure out what is the cause for him to relapse. He's
tried to address the problems by going to counseling by himself and with his
"It's going to be a process," Hamilton said Wednesday in his first
public interview since the relapse. "I'm not fixed, but I'm trying to do
the right thing one day at a time. The battle is not over. It's going to go on
for a long time. It's a spiritual reprogramming."
Hamilton also said he needs to be a better communicator away from the ballpark
and said that his wife has noticed a positive difference in him since the
incident in his communication with her and his daughters. He also said another
relapse is possible, but he's doing his best to eliminate the baggage that led
to the one in January.
Hamilton's appearance on the show was scheduled before his relapse. Hamilton
has a comfort level with Robison, who is Hamilton's pastor and leads LIFE
Outreach, a Euless-based ministry.
Since Hamilton went public with the admission on Feb. 4, he has made appearances
at a speaking engagement in Katy, Texas, and at a book signing in Hurst, Texas.
Hamilton has also flown to New York and met with doctors for Major League
baseball as well as the players' association. The Rangers have hired a special
assistant to travel with Hamilton in Shayne Kelley, although general manager
Jon Daniels said last week that Kelly would not be an accountability partner for
Daniels said Hamilton has to be accountable for his own actions.