That's because he has now pitched a single inning for the first time since the 2005 season.
There ought to be a law that Georgia newspapers are forbidden from reporting on Mike Hampton's rehabilitation, because it only serves to disillusion little kids who can't remember when the Braves were in the World Series and might be tricked into thinking that they're one big name pitcher away from finally winning it all. There's bound to be crying when his elbow turns into spaghetti in April.
Of course, that would assume that these kids would remember Hampton as a big name pitcher too . . .