TV Note- Josh Hamilton

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Top Properties

Hey folks, about a year and a half ago the misses and I were watching TLC's version of the Richard Davis Trademark properties show....this particular, baseball themed episode featured the crew trying to salvage Shoeless Joe Jackson's home. It was neat not only because of a legendary baseballer but also because the team employed a young man who, himself was down on his luck.

A young fella and one of the greatest pure hitters to come out in his generation.....a guy that turned to drug abuse and blew his shot at playing baseball....a guy in the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays organization........

I knew about him, of course, being a huge fan of the sport. But I'd lost track assuming he was in a crack house or maybe even dead. Fortunately he was not and later was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the rule 5 draft- traded to Cincinnati and then moved to the Texas Rangers this season where he is tearing up the league... He's a heart-warming story and I've followed him very closely since watching the episode which originally aired mere days before the Reds' opening day last season...

Josh Hamilton

By now you know about his home run derby escapade, general prowess at the plate (98 RBI on July 25), greatness on the bases and in the field. A true 5-tool player. If you're interested in seeing where Mr. Hamilton started turning his life around- this inspiring episode will re-air this Saturday, the 26th on TLC (Directv 280) at 7pm. Set your tivos because I think this is right around the same time that Disney is running the Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus 3D movie premiere and I know you'll be tuned in to that!

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Jim Ludes is a REALTOR with Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby in Grundy and Will County, IL. If you have a question about real estate that he might be able to help with, email him at or call/text at 815-712-7786. If you'd rather observe from afar or become friends first, check him out at:

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Comments (1)

Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

I just came across your post today...several days after the episode aired! I will have to look it up to see when it is on again; maybe it is on the internet...hmmmm. His is a great story! And that homerun derby show, WOW!

Jul 30, 2008 01:54 AM