Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/22/13

It’s hard to believe that Josh Hamilton is Public Enemy #1 in Arlington, but the new Los Angeles Angels outfielder isn’t expecting a warm reception when he returns to Texas the first time to face the Rangers. After all, as Hamilton told Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News, they weren’t exactly celebrating his career which included an MVP season and two World Series appearances in his final game of the season: “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?” This has led to his Angels teammates putting together a pool on whether or not he gets more boos or cheers when they play in Texas for the first time this season. Of course, Hamilton didn’t do himself any favors after he signed with the Angels when called Dallas-Fort Worth area ‘not a true baseball town.’ He attempted to backtrack from those comments while interviewing with the Dallas media on Thursday when the Rangers and Angels met in Spring Training action: “I loved Texas,” he said. “The fans were great when I was there. It was [...]

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