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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Morning look: Fans pose with Hamilton bat

By Patrick Dorsey

That special Josh Hamilton bat -- you know, the one he used to smash eight home runs, including four in a game -- cracked a bit and therefore had to head to Cooperstown rather than stay in the hands of the Texas Rangers slugger.


@MLB @Rangers Josh Hamilton's bat used for 8 HRs, 4 in one game! On it's way to @BaseballHall @ESPN_BBTN @MLBNetwork twitter.com/sluggernation/…

— Louisville Slugger (@sluggernation) May 15, 2012



But it made one last appearance at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, posing Monday night with fans who donated $5 to the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

We've got some of their Twitter pics, after this message:

Got an interesting/funny/eye-catching photo, video or other item that's worth a Morning Look? Tweet it at @DorseyPatrick or send it to bypatrickdorsey at gmail.com. Keep it clean, keep it fun and keep looking...

Hamilton's 9 Home Run Bat by Section 13 Escalator twitter.com/mtt71769/statu…

— MTT - Michael Todd (@mtt71769) May 14, 2012

Josh Hamilton used bat to hit 4 home runs twitter.com/Therealcsmith2…

— Chris Smith (@Therealcsmith26) May 15, 2012

Not before it hangs out with me!!!“@aiszkun: Hamilton's bat headed to Hall of Fame" twitter.com/jeff_the_cat/s…

— Jeffrey Chatman (@jeff_the_cat) May 15, 2012

Why yes... That is Hamilton's 4 hr bat that's headed to Cooperstown twitter.com/TylerDowning2/…

— Tyler Downing (@TylerDowning2) May 15, 2012

Hamilton's 4 home run game bat. Headed to Cooperstown #lovemesomerangers #mvp twitter.com/cagmann/status…

— Courtney Mann (@cagmann) May 15, 2012

Josh Hamilton's HOF bat! 9 home runs and 18 RBIs in a week. "She died a hero" @Rangers #partofhistory twitter.com/chase_crocker/…

— Chase Crocker (@chase_crocker) May 14, 2012



And finally, a look at the new while celebrating the old:

Josh was in the cages breaking in a new bat because his historic bat is headed to the #HallofFame. atmlb.com/IUzxJ8 twitter.com/Rangers/status…

— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) May 14, 2012