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Decision is easy: Sign Josh Hamilton

Even with known risks, Rangers can't afford to let rare talent get away

Updated: May 16, 2012, 4:05 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Whenever the urge hits this season, Josh Hamilton arrives at the ballpark hours before the game and heads to Ron Washington's office.

Usually, Hamilton lies on a couch, and they talk.

Hamilton will reveal some of life's frustrations, and Washington listens before providing some of his to-the-point advice about how to handle life.

Then Hamilton will search his Bible for a verse or a story that bridges their conversation. It might take 20 minutes. Or an hour. ...

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