Josh Hamilton officially became a worldwide superstar on Thursday when he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to talk more about his story that we are all familiar with now and have a little hitting exhibition in the streets of New York City.
While on the show, the two talked about all kinds of stuff: drugs, redemption, family, fastballs and Cliff Lee.
Hamilton seemed to have the same feelings on the short-term hero for the 2010 Texas Rangers that many Rangers fans have: "We miss him a little bit."
What Lee did here in his four months with the team was amazing, and the Rangers most likely would not have reached their first-ever World Series without him, but they were still a pretty darn good team before he showed up, and if you look at his regular season stats (4-6 with 3.98 ERA in 15 starts) from last year, they weren't all that impressive.
So before cracking his own joke about Lee, Letterman asked Hamilton about the now Philadelphia Phillies starter.
"We miss him a little bit," Hamilton told Letterman. "It's always good to have that one starter you know can go out there and get it done. He helped us in the playoffs. But you know what? We were also in first place before he got there."