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He might hope to win a World Series or a home run title. He might hope to sign a long-term,...

He might hope to win a World Series or a home run title. He might hope to sign a long-term, mega-million dollar contract. But that's not Josh Hamilton's ultimate goal. His goal is the same as lots of people reading this. It's the same as millions more whose thoughts and actions are controlled by alcohol or drugs rather than the other way around. It's the same as mine. He's trying to live.

Columnist, others know what's being thrown at Texas Rangers' Hamilton | Tim Cowlishaw Columns | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News Powerful stuff, a must read for some much needed perspective on drug and alcohol addiction. Everyone seems to hold Josh Hamilton to a higher standard or else give him a pass. In reality, we'd not just be better off by settling for a middle ground, but not accepting the premise of that scale in the first place.
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