Josh Hamilton disses Texas? It certainly didn't take long for Hamilton to turn on the Texas Rangers, their fans, and even the city where the team now plays. According to a report from Monday (Feb. 18), Hamilton had a few choice words to describe his former team and the fans that had supported him through some pretty difficult times.
Speaking to a Dallas-Fort Worth CBS station on Sunday, Hamilton secured the boos of many Rangers fans next season. He stated that, "There are true baseball fans in Texas, but it's not a true baseball town. They're supportive, but they also got a little spoiled at the same time pretty quickly."
Calling any group of fans spoiled is going to turn them against a player and Hamilton may have just done the unthinkable. Many Rangers fans had still held him in high regard, despite the fact that Hamilton seemed to have signed a new five-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels simply because of the money. Now he may have lost all of the die-hard supporters that looked the other way when he had continuous off-field issues.
When Rangers manager Ron Washington was asked about the way Josh Hamilton disses Texas, he was pretty curt in his response. Washington stated, "I'm not answering anything that Josh said. That's Josh. Josh is an Angel. That's Josh's opinion. My opinion is there were 3.5 million fans that came through the turnstiles. That answers it right there."
The Angels and rangers play each other 19 times next season and it is not going to be pretty when Hamilton returns to Texas for the first time.
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