Josh Hamilton may be the best all-around player since Willie Mays, but to me his greatest legacy will be his comeback from addiction. What could have been just another example of a player wasting his talent by using drugs has turned into an inspirational story about how it's never too late to turn your life around.
Peter Bowling Anderson, Memphis
Road to Recovery
It's rare that a sports star like Hamilton is so candid and unpretentious about both his tribulations and his triumphs (The Curse of Bigness). While he hasn't always been the best role model, I still hope my sons can emulate Hamilton's humble approach to success and to life's problems.
Mark Wright, Springfield, Mo.
Hamilton's wife, Katie, claims that the devil was responsible for her husband's relapse. I beg to differ. It was Hamilton's own poor choices that caused him to fall short. People need to stop making excuses for their loved ones and allow them to take responsibility for their actions, instead of passing the blame.
Seth J. Schwartz, Miami
The MLB players you polled were way off in naming the Angels' C.J. Wilson as the most overrated pitcher in baseball (SCORECARD). I think his 8--4 record and 2.44 ERA through Sunday prove that he is probably the most underrated pitcher.
Barry Levine, Philadelphia