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Different messages from Hamilton, Ortiz

While Rangers slugger offers a human response, Big Papi toes the MLB line on steroids

Updated: August 9, 2009, 2:07 AM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Josh Hamilton, the troubled and talented 28-year-old center fielder for the Texas Rangers, became a truly extraordinary figure in the world of baseball Saturday, and his team hadn't yet begun its key game against the Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton did the unthinkable: He admitted he was that most common of creatures, a human being.

Hamilton is a recovering addict, both of alcohol and a host of drugs, crack cocaine among them. Before the spiral, he was the first pick overall in the 1999 ...

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