I really love this definition of gamer from Grant at McCovey Chronicles:
A gamer is someone who doesn’t care what the weather is – if it’s too hot or too cold. A gamer knows that rain makes the water we drink, and the water we drink can also be used to make things like Gatorade, Juicy Juice, and Otter Pops, so it can’t possibly be bad. A gamer knows that tendons are held together with a little thing called "spirit", and that ligaments are held together with a glue called "courage and dirty uniforms."
I think Hampton fits the mold and should get more credit for gutting it out during all that rehab he's done.