Posted February 18, 2013

Ex-Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton says Dallas isn’t a baseball town

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Ex-Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton says Dallas isn't a baseball town. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Ex-Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton says Dallas isn’t a baseball town. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the Dallas Cowboys have been the talk of the town for decades. Even after two straight World Series appearances by the Texas Rangers, it appears that notion is not going away anytime soon.

Ex-Rangers and new Anaheim Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton says he understands the football culture even though the Cowboys have won only one playoff game in the last 16 years.

“Texas, especially Dallas, has always been a football town. They’re supportive, but they also got a little spoiled at the same time, pretty quickly,” Hamilton said to a CBS television affiliate in Dallas. “You think about three to four years ago [pre-World Series]. It’s like, come on man, are you happier there again?”

Hamilton who signed a 5-year, $125 million deal with the Angels in December says he expects an interesting reception when his new team comes back to Texas in April for a three-game series.

“It will be mixed feelings from the crowd. People who really get it will cheer and the people who don’t will boo. Either way, I’ll do what I got to do to help my team win.”


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Hamilton has been mostly succesful battling his demons and also did so with the support of the Rangers.  His comments were classless.  What was the point of making such comments.  I doubt he will be repeating them.

mcurleyjr
mcurleyjr

cue are the losers with their stupid drug reference comments. just know you guys are the losers, because this man battled back from a severe drug and alcohol addiction and now he is one one the best players in the game and a multi-millionare and what do you losers doing for a living?

khangol
khangol

Since when are honesty and accuracy classless?

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 @khangol

The point was that he would have shown more class if he had not insulted the fans that had greatly supported him over the years.  Class doesn't necessarily equate to honesty.

 If you really need that explained, you are probably a boor yourself.