White Sox: Billy Hamilton’s quotes make everyone feel good

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When the Chicago White Sox started to pile up all of these injuries, it was fair to wonder if they would be able to deal with it. Well, at 58-37 and a 9.5 game lead in the AL Central, you can say they dealt with it just fine. One of the reasons that they have been able to deal with it is their depth. Not many depth players have had the same impact as Billy Hamilton.

Hamilton was never expected to be a long-term part of this White Sox team in 2021. At a minimum, he would be a late-inning guy who can pinch-hit and be a defensive replacement. He has done that job incredibly well but he has also provided a spark with his bat at times as well.

Tim Anderson told him that he can be “Billy the hitter” as much as “Billy the runner” and he took that advice. The most recent example came in Tuesday’s win over the Minnesota Twins. Late in the ballgame, Hamilton came in to run for Gavin Sheets. That meant that he now had that number two spot in the batting order.

After tying the game in the 8th inning, Hamilton came up to bat with runners in scoring position. He had himself a base hit to give the White Sox the lead. That would eventually hold and they won the game. Jose Abreu’s big home run after Billy gave them the lead helped but that go-ahead run was huge for everyone.

Billy Hamilton just loves playing for the Chicago White Sox in a year like this.

It sounds like Hamilton is absolutely loving his time with the White Sox right now. He told reporters after the game that this is the most fun season he has ever had as a pro baseball player. It makes sense as he is having a year that we will all remember forever. It would be nice to see the White Sox make a deep run to reward players like Billy Hamilton for their service.

It was nice to hear his opinion on the game but what he said about the fans was so much fun to hear. He loves the White Sox fans as they have quickly turned him into a fan favorite. He went from a player on a Minor League deal to a player getting this type of treatment. It is one of the cooler stories across Major League Baseball right now. All we can do is hope that Billy and the White Sox can continue winning to make this season truly feel magical.

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