NR: Only one
time, when I had an elbow problem.
DP: What's the
most pitches you threw in one game?
around 238, 242....
DP: That's five
starts for Joba Chamberlain.
obviously the attitudes about pitching today are completely different.
DP: How did the
Rangers decide to take a chance on Josh Hamilton, given his history?
NR: I have to
credit Jon Daniels, our general manager, because I wasn't here at the time. But
they did an awful lot of homework on him. They really, truly felt Josh was
committed and on the right track.
DP: Who would you
compare him to?
NR: He's one of
the most talented players I've ever seen. I compare him to Mickey Mantle. He's
a big version of a Mickey Mantle. The phenomenal thing about Josh is that for a
man of his size he is truly a centerfielder.
DP: Would you
dust him off if he came up against you in your prime?