After signing a five year, $125 million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this past offseason, expectations were high for both the Angels and Josh Hamilton.
A month and a half in, the Angels are 14-24, ten games behind the first place Texas Rangers (coincidentally, Hamilton’s former squad) and Hamilton has struggled to a .212 average with 4 home runs and 11 RBI in 38 games, three of the four round trippers coming against the lowly Houston Astros.
But no worries, friends, most of Hamilton’s troubles have come from a bug.
The slugger left the game last night with what was considered “lightheadedness” and Hamilton told reporters after the game that it’s something he’s been dealing with for a few weeks now.
Per the Los Angeles Times:
Hamilton said he has tried to play through an illness for 10 days to two weeks. He said he started taking antibiotics Saturday for what he suspects is a respiratory infection.
“The equilibrium wasn’t quite where it needed to be,” he said.
His equilibrium, huh?
I wonder if that excuse will fly with my boss?
“DO THIS PAPERWORK, NOW”…
“But, but, I can’t – my equilibrium is off”…
Yeah, this is totally going to work. Just you wait people, just you wait. It’s going to be awesome.