Josh Hamilton for signing with the division rival Los Angeles Angels. Never mind the good years he had there, putting up monster numbers and helping them to two trips to the World Series. Hamilton is now the enemy.
The Angels are playing the Rangers this weekend and while it was expected that Hamilton would be lustily booed, the fans shouldn't target his family. Hamilton's wife, Katie, had to call security at The Ballpark in Arlington before the start of Friday's game, which was the Rangers home opener.
“People were being ugly, not necessarily [just] booing,” Hamilton, the former Rangers star, said. “They were being inappropriate with kids around. And that was before the game even started.”
I can understand that you're frustrated with the way last season ended for the Rangers and it looked like Hamilton never gave Texas a chance to resign him but leave the wife and kids out of it. Hamilton took it in stride and seemed to be the bigger person in this ordeal.
“It was a good lesson for the kids,” Hamilton said. “People in general. Don't put your faith in man. Put your faith in the Man upstairs."
“It is what it is,” Hamilton said. “It's cool to get ragged on with normal things. But when you get a little swearing and jawing back at Katie, and people saying inappropriate things, it's a different story.”
It's a good lesson but one they'll never forget because who knows what was said. Katie and the kids do plan on returning but will be in a suite for Saturday's game. Things have to go better than they did Friday.