Found March 22, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
There is very little doubt that Josh Hamilton is going to be booed when the Los Angeles Angels travel to Arlington this season to face the Texas Rangers. His career in Texas ended on fairly sour terms, and Rangers fans probably became even more irritated with him when Hamilton said Dallas is not a true baseball town. Hamilton will get the reception out of the way early, as the Rangers visit the Angels on April 5. According to Gary Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, his new teammates are already having some fun with it. The Angels are setting up a clubhouse pool on whether Hamilton receives more boos or cheers when he returns to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 5. Hamilton expects to be booed. ‘I got booed when I played there,’ said Hamilton, alluding to the response to his final game as a Ranger. ‘Why wouldn’t I get booed when I play there as an Angel?’ Where can I sign up? I don’t care what the odds are on Hamilton being booed more than cheered — it might as wel...
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