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Glue Keeps Hamilton From Tossing Bats

Hamilton fights bat-tossing trend with spray glue

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Glue Keeps Hamilton From Tossing Bats

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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 25: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers loses grip of his bat against the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 25, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Josh Hamilton may have found a solution to his penchant for flinging bats into the stands while swinging: spray glue.

The Texas Rangers slugger was growing increasingly concerned over his tendency to send bats flying end-over-end toward spectators -- and the occasional projectile that had on-deck hitter Adrian Beltre ducking for cover in the dugout.
   

Months of searching led to a trip to the hardware store for a $10 aerosol can of glue often used for upholstery and fabric inside cars. He hasn't thrown a bat since the discovery on the last homestand.
   

Hamilton's bat-tossing became something of a sideshow earlier this season. At one point, home fans behind the Rangers' dugout started bringing signs, including one with a target that said "Josh hit it here."
 

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