On Friday, I spoke with Johnny Narron, the Rangers' special assignment coach and Josh Hamilton's devoutly religious "accountability partner." He was gracious, forthright and apparently full of crap.
Narron, you'll recall, said that he'd "be shocked" if the photos I'd briefly described for him "had any validity." He didn't "put a lot faith" in them. He suggested they might have been doctored. I asked several stumbling variations on the question of whether Hamilton had backslid. He gave several confident variations on the answer, "Not to my knowledge."