Hamilton poised for big second half

Returning to old swing should help All-Star regain last year's form

Updated: July 20, 2009, 4:14 PM ET
By Jason Grey |
"Just watch out for the second half."

That was how Josh Hamilton ended my conversation with him in St. Louis at the All-Star Game, and it's certainly the kind of statement his fantasy owners want to hear after a first half that did not live up to expectations. Hamilton hit just .243 with six homers before the break while battling multiple injuries that led to two stints on the disabled list.