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Angels' Hamilton Primed for Monster Year -- but Holds No Grudges
Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

TEMPE, Ariz. -- New Angels superstar Josh Hamilton looks like he's ready to erupt with a big year, judging by the light-tower power he's regularly showing in batting-practice sessions here. One Rangers official, citing what he imagines to be a "chip on his shoulder" over the failure to make a deal with Texas, predicted that Hamilton just may hit 50 homers in year one in his new environs in Anaheim. Hamilton, looking fit, almost thin, like the air here that carries his batting-practice drives at Tempe Diablo Stadium out toward I-10, insisted, "I don't have a chip. ... How can I have a chip on my shoulder over a place I still call home? Texas is still our home. I'm just not working there anymore."

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