Hamilton's costly headfirst slide

Outfielder's injury costs the Angels' bottom line as well as the team on the field

Originally Published: April 9, 2014
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- When will players ever learn NOT to dive headfirst into first base? Especially when their team is paying them $25 million a season for five years?

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said you never want to coach the athleticism out of a player because that athleticism keeps them safe on some plays.

On the other hand...

"You certainly wince when you see a guy going headfirst into home plate or diving into first base like that because it's something that is probably not ...

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