And, at age 31, Hamilton has come in at least 20 pounds lighter than usual, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. How'd he do it? Juicing, of course:
The weight loss began as part of a fast Hamilton underwent for his church, he said. He gave up bread.
"The Lord kept waking me up in the middle of the night over a month and every time I'd wake up there'd be a doctor on [TV] talking about what you put in your body and how it makes you feel," Hamilton said. "And then the juice lady was on. It was like, all right, I always pray the Lord will help me feel better. Well, that's all great, but am I doing my part? Now its time for me to do my part."
By juicing, he meant fruit and vegetable juice, not PEDs. Phew. No need for a spit take. Hamilton could have just had a V8, but why stop at one?! And by "juice lady," Hamilton might literally mean "The Juice Lady," noted nutrition author Cherie Calbom. Based on the themes of this infomercial — spirituality and healthy eating — it seems that two of Hamilton's worlds have collided:
Did you watch the whole thing? Of course you did. It lines up perfectly for Hamilton, a deeply spiritual recovering addict, in the post-rehab stage of his life. It might seem like a strange revelation for an experienced professional athlete like Hamilton — "Hey, I need to come into camp in shape!" — but it's a good sign that he's aware of his limitations increasing as he gets older. Maybe this health kick will head off a future injury that Rangers fans had gotten used to seeing.
And here's that "Predator" scene (mildly NSFW). Pujols, you son of a gun!
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