Baseball star Josh Hamilton to grant first one-on-one interview to GBTV following his relapse

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Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton will be on GBTV tongiht at 5pm ET in his first one on one interview since his relapse. The interview will be conducted by his pastor, Dr. James Robison, as Glenn is out on a “special assignment” until Monday morning.

“I’m so moved by the Josh Hamilton story in the first place because it is a story of redemption,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

Glenn, notoriously clueless when it comes to sports, admitted, “is the one sports story I can talk about with some credibility. Well, I don’t know about credibility but I mean, I can talk about it.”

Pat described the story, how Hamilton was one of the biggest baseball prospects to come along in a while but drugs and alcohol ruined his life, and he was out of baseball completely for a while.

“And then he got his act together. I think that’s when he met his wife and really put his life back together. And obviously became a huge star in the major leagues and in ’05 he had his first relapse,” Pat explained.

In the past week Hamilton had his third relapse.

“He lives in my general neighborhood and everybody that I know down in Texas just says he and the family are just, he and his wife are just amazing people, just amazing people. And Tania and I were so hurt to hear that he was struggling with alcoholism and, you know, the relapse,” Glenn said.

Being that Hamilton had his relapse in Dallas, the radio crew wondered why someone would serve him.

“Nobody else is responsible for that drink. However, I do have to question the sanity or the humanity of the guy, the bartender and the people at the bar,” Glenn said.

“You know, we’ve talked about this over the past couple of days a few times and I’d say it’s about 50/50 split. There’s a lot of people who take that sort of, I guess I would describe it as libertarian bet of saying, look, it’s his responsibility whether he’s going to drink or not. I’m not going to refuse him alcohol. He’s not being dangerous to other patrons or anything else; maybe I should just serve him. But to me it’s like you you’re a member of this community. I mean, I can’t imagine people inDallas are happy with this bar for serving him. It’s like you’re ruining potentially just selfishly you’re ruining the team’s year. This is a team that’s gone to the World Series twice, two years in a row,” Stu said.

Nevertheless Glenn, also a recovering alcoholic, sympathized with Hamilton.

“Alcoholism is the hardest thing to kick. It is. It’s with you for your whole life,” Glenn said.

Glenn shared his own struggle admitting that there have been times recently when he has feared falling back into old, bad habits.

“I haven’t talked about this at all but this has been the hardest two months of my entire recovery, the last two months. Just been very difficult. I’ve asked you to pray for us, pray for the family,” Glenn said.

On Wednesday night, James Robison will be filling in for Glenn while he goes to work on a special project that he will reveal on Monday. Robison joined Glenn on radio to discuss some of Hamilton’s struggles and what the two will discuss Wednesday on GBTV.

Watch below:

  • http://twitter.com/Beckisnuts77 Beckisnuts

    Beck’s show has really veered sharply into fundamentalist evangelical religious territory, much to its detriment. How many narrow-minded, superstitious people from the Bible Belt are even going to bother with a Mormon show biz guy? And James Robison for a guest host? That’s guaranteed ratings poison. What the heck is happening to Beck?

  • General Kota

    I had my first drink when I was 17 and hated the taste of it. Never drank the stuff since. Glenn I will pray for you and your family.

  • General Kota

    Beckisnnuts has a disease call head up ass syndrome. What happens is they listen to way to much lefty propaganda and stick their heads up their ass to make it stop but the propaganda did its damage and start believing in the propaganda. You can see this well in Occupy Wall Street.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000458946327 Robert Willis

    pray for Glenn? yes please pray for him and his family but Glenn being prayed for about drugs and alcohol is what you are implying here! unless you have first hand info that none of us know about, this is very presumptive on your part!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000458946327 Robert Willis

    everybody has something in their lives that they are not proud of! Pray that he stays clean and never gives up the fight of liberty…I hope this what you meant sir!

  • Anonymous

    Glen, you normally make a lot of sense. On this matter of every bar and every bartender in the world is supposed to be held accountable for any other adult person’s choices fits EXACTLY into the Nanny State philosophy of BO & Coven’s view point of American’s are just too stupid to think on their own and therefore MUST have more “watchers’…more “protectors” to keep of us “shit for brains American citizens” safe 24 hours per day.
    2nd stupid point you are making is the matter of personal accountability….you’re wanting to dilute blame of Josh Only’s Mistake…blame the bartender, why not the companies that make the alcohol, the owners of the bar, the real estate owner of the property, the Dallas Police Force, every one of Josh’s teammates, friends,family members…….
    If you TRULY WERE an alcoholic….which I now doubt, than you would know that trying to allow a drunk any lesser amount of blame than ALL the blame ALL the culpability….you are making the drunk’s NEXT slip far more likely to happen….No, I’ll go even further…you have GUARANTEED he will…..and then it’ll be the bartender’s fault again.
    3rd Stupid statement….more conclusive evidence you aren’t truly an alcoholic…when a drunk decided to slip….wherever THAT bar was…that locality probably only offered another 50-100 places to buy either packaged booze or OTHER BARS within a 5 miles radius.
    To use your stupid thinking…..shouldn’t you insist your daughter and your wife cover themselves in burqas so as to NOT “cause” some prior child molester or rapist from “slipping” back into their previous bad habits?
    What a hypocrite you are. 

  • General Kota

    I know something about addiction sir or ma’am. A friend of mine is still on drugs and I used to work with a guy that had an addiction to crack cocaine. The guy I used to work with told me that an addiction like drugs and alcohol live with you forever and it is hard not to fall back on said habits. I was not attacking him I have a lot of respect for the man and I don’t want him to go back to his old ways. I want to know if someone that can stay clean for my friend sake. This is not about hate.

  • General Kota

    Yes sir!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WSFIT22YIT7BFASDSRQEEME4S4 Nanette

    You are both crazy…by reading what you both have wrote shows me you both are not very “deep” thinkers! That is for sure! Actual, narrow minded people who have NO clues usually think and “talk” as you both do!

  • General Kota

    Nice to meet you to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Bonk/100001609338804 Eric Bonk

    We are Praying for your Family and All of those and their Families with Addiction Problems. Remember,Glenn “YOU ARE NOT ALONE.” Go to the23rd Psalm in these time of trouble,It is a great comfort.

  • Anonymous

    unfortunately, i cannot heed glenn’s advice because i have no idea what he’s referencing.  i do understand his comments about drinking, etc. — these are universal — but the “on guard” — please provide more clarity.

  • http://twitter.com/Beckisnuts77 Beckisnuts

    Beck has done more damage to the conservative cause than any leftist. Too bad you’re too simple-minded to understand that fact General Kotex.

  • http://twitter.com/Beckisnuts77 Beckisnuts

    Glenneth’s “I’m an alcoholic” narrative is wearing thin, especially because he expects the public to take his word on it and he has a long history of exaggerating the facts.

  • http://twitter.com/Beckisnuts77 Beckisnuts

    lolol

  • http://twitter.com/Beckisnuts77 Beckisnuts

    What did you expect with Boone’s Farm anyway?

  • General Kota

    Beckisnnuts has a disease call head up ass syndrome. What happens is they listen to way to much lefty propaganda and stick their heads up their ass to make it stop but the propaganda did its damage and they start believing in the propaganda. You can see this well in Occupy Wall Street.

  • General Kota

    Beckisnnuts has a disease call head up ass syndrome. What happens is they listen to way to much lefty propaganda and stick their heads up their ass to make it stop but the propaganda did its damage and they start believing in the propaganda. You can see this well in Occupy Wall Street.

  • General Kota

    Beckisnnuts has a disease call head up ass syndrome. What happens is they listen to way to much lefty propaganda and stick their heads up their ass to make it stop but the propaganda did its damage and they start believing in the propaganda. You can see this well in Occupy Wall Street.

  • Anonymous

    LOL!

  • Anonymous

    It would be easy for someone who is in the throes of depression, fear or anxiety to revert back to drinking to cope.    It takes courage and resolute to combat that urge.   It is human to err;   faith is the answer.   Faith in the Lord and belief that He will provide the strength needed not to succumb to temptation.

  • Anonymous

    Ever hear of Iboga – or Ibogaine?  Here is what the National Geographic website says about it and it is true.  I have seen it with my own eyes!!  When it is over, you are done.  Just like that!!  It is unbelievable!!  And not that expensive.Ibogaine
    Ibogaine is a psychoactive alkaloid derived from the rootbark of the African plant Iboga. In recent years it has been successfully used to treat both drug and alcohol addiction. Ibogaine is administered in one session and reportedly has the ability to remove the symptoms of drug withdrawal and to reduce drug-craving. Ibogaine often causes extreme nausea and vomiting which may be followed by numbness of skin, mild auditory and dreamlike visual hallucinations lasting for 3-4 hours. This is frequently followed by an intense autobiographical inventory of the events and significance of one’s life, lasting from 8-20 hours.

  • Anonymous

    The reason people in general are sad and dissatified with their lives is because our governments don’t tell us the truth about anything.  Our spiritual (not religious) history is one of ancestors who came from the stars and helped ancient civilizations achieve wonderful milestones (think the Egypt and the pyramids, stonehenge, Atlantis, etc.) and yet we are completely detached from all the rest of intelligent life in the universe.  This is only due to the fact that we are lied to and told we are the only intelligent life…just us…all alone in this huge world.  What a bunch of b.s.!  There are over 400 BILLION stars and planets out there, teeming with life.  When we get the corrupt, evil, warlike “leaders” out of our way, we will be happy once again, civil and peaceful.  And that’s when people will finally feel fulfilled and won’t need to turn to substances to not make them feel so empty anymore.  We are on the verge of becoming part of the universe once again, we will not be isolated for much longer – the 26,000 year cycle of time is coming to a close and we once again will live in a wondrous world with happiness very soon.  Hang on, everybody…not much longer until we do a U-turn as a civilization.

  • http://twitter.com/Follow500perDay Follow Back

    wow. i cant believe you are talking about hamilton and saying you love his story when you dont even know about it yourself. hamilton was a cocaine and later a crack addict. never ever touched heroine.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAD5VZHLZGXOF7PLV3KNJQMHKE lyle

    Screw Beck and his constant Holly than thou ranting.  Just proves that the biggest blow hards are mentally weak ego-maniacs, and often times, substance abusers.  Shame on Beck for constantly shaking his finger at others.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAD5VZHLZGXOF7PLV3KNJQMHKE lyle

    I was a huge fan of Hamilton’s, became one soon after first hearing of his story before he joined the Rangers.  I was ecstatic to learn that he had joined my favorite baseball team, but I grew really tired of hearing Hamilton’s preachy “Everything is up to Jesus” crap.  Hamilton constantly drops JC’s name in every interview, wanting everyone to believe that all of the Ranger’s success was because of Jesus makes me sick.  I guess I have Jesus to thank for Hamilton getting drunk in a bar, committing adultery too?  All Christians are so full of crap.  I am definitely no fan of Hamilton’s now that he is buddying up to the devil himself: Glen Beck.

  • Anonymous

    I have been truly moved by the story of Josh Hamilton and it saddens me deeply that he and his family are going through such a trying time. They will definitely be in my prayers in the hope that they can begin to heal and move forward, hopefully to shine once again someday soon. I will also pray for Glenn and his family. I can’t help but to think that perhaps what is happening with Josh Hamilton right now is happening to teach, guide, and be an inspiration to many who are suffering with addiction presently.

  • Anonymous

    General, that reminds me of my own story.  My dad drinks beer.  One morning when I was half asleep I grabbed a can of what I thought was root beer because of the word beer.  Opened it without paying any real attention whatsoever because as I said I just woke up and was half asleep.  Took one sip and immediately spit it out.  It was actually one of the worst things I’ve every tasted.  Dumped the can and threw it out.  Let me say that it did wake me up, lol.  Some people don’t mind it.  To be honest, I don’t see how they can drink it.  Just me, though.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBKNMXI7WMB7UFS7PFKKOQWKFI 3rdeyeopnd

    I have three words to remember Glenn.  It is CUNNING, BAFFLING, AND POWERFUL. Although I’m always on gaurd, I still live my life, sober 8/28/08