Josh Hamilton Is the Reason Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry Should Be Fired

August 18, 2010 by  

Spending a week on a cruise ship tends to take you out of the sports loop.

That was my situation last week as I tuned into ESPN in my cabin and caught the hosts of Baseball Tonight talking about Texas Ranger's outfielder Josh Hamilton.

I didn't catch the beginning, but what I heard was something like, "If Hamilton didn't get messed up with drugs at the beginning of his career, he might be on his way to the Hall of Fame."

That brought back some very bad memories for me. The Chicago Cubs had him for a second in 2006 before GM Jim Hendry traded him to Cincinnati in a prearranged deal.

That was after the 2006 s...

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