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Angels drop the ball in dumping Josh Hamilton
Angels drop the ball in dumping Josh Hamilton

It's one thing to overpay for aging first basemen or stumbling outfielders, it's quite another to plunk down about $60 million for intolerance and insensitivity. Yet, that's what those fallen Angels did Monday in ridding themselves of their demon Josh Hamilton, shipping him and his addiction problems back to the Texas Rangers while eating nearly half of his $125-million contract just to get him out of their sight. Only the expensive stench of Angels owner Arte Moreno's anger remains. The saga that began nearly three months ago when Hamilton admitted a relapse in his sobriety has finally ended with the slugger returning to a place where he experienced his greatest...

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