World Series Game 6: Rangers' Josh Hamilton Says God Just Digs the Long Ball

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 28, 2011

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27:  Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers hits a two-run home run in the 10th inning during Game Six of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Did you see last night's Game 6 of the World Series? Well, you can bet that God was watching, seeing as how he is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and all. 

Josh Hamilton has let us in on a little secret: He knew a good chunk of last night's epic movie. According to ESPN, Hamilton said that God told him in a dream that he would hit a home run.

He told me, 'You haven't hit one in a while, and this is the time you're going to.' You know what? I probably had the most relaxed, peaceful at-bat I've had of the whole series at that moment. It's pretty cool. You ought to try it sometime."

There was a period at the end of [the sentence]. He didn't say, 'You're going to hit it and you're going to win.' 

I have to say, God is pretty hilarious. This is like me telling my buddy that he will eat a wonderful spaghetti dinner, but refraining from telling him he would choke on the meatball. 

It seems that God took a moment from other duties to make sure Josh Hamilton was comfortable in the batter's box, and I am sure gad he did. Hamilton's dinger added to what was the most wonderful World Series game I have seen in years. 

A moment that hearkened back to the Kirk Gibson home run was part of a game that had the same amount of drama as that '88 World Series. 

Look, I am not about to rail on the man for his beliefs. His strong convictions are precisely the reason he became so comfortable in the box last night. Any pain or pressure dissolved, and you can't take that away. 

There is also the note that we can't explain some things in sports. God must have a hand in the outcome of some affairs. 

Tell me how Tim Tebow magically finds the ability to complete two passes against a woeful defense Dolphins' defense last weekend. 

Please give me a clue as to how Dirk Nowitzki becomes Michael Jordan with a cool haircut in the matter of a season.

Would you please, please tell me how I took the Rams to the Super Bowl in Madden.

If you can explain some of the zany things that happen in this wonderful world of sports, I would appreciate it. 

Sometimes, it's best to chalk up these strange and wacky events to a higher being. I find a lot of comfort in that. 

I have just one little question: Why didn't Jason Motte get a visit from God telling him he would be giving up a jack job to Joshy late in the game?

That God, he sure is a kidder. 

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