Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
I see Josh Hamilton is missing some more time with 'intestinal issues'.
It sure seems like he gets that or the flu more than the normal person.
I know he has relapsed on alcohol a few times....but this makes me wonder if the is relapsing on opiates now and then.
The biggest side effect of opiate withdrawal is intestinal issues and flu like symptoms....basically when you quit taking them it feels like you have the worst case of flu for several days.
I'm not saying he's taking heroin or popping/snorting oxys or taking percocet or vicodin....but 31 year old athletes usually don't get intestinal issues/flu as many times as he does.
I really hope that isn't the case, but he sure is showing classic signs of opiate withdrawal and he's already relapsed on alcohol a few times recently, so it's not out of the realm of possibility.
When i was up in Surprise AZ watching the Rangers and Angles in Spring Training he was playing left field BSing with some 8-12 year old kids...just seems like a cool down to earth dude....