Found April 07, 2013 on
This is one of those stories that you hate to hear about, bit sadly are becoming all too common in sports these days.
Katie Hamilton, the wife of Angels 'slugger' Josh Hamilton, felt the need to call for security Friday when her husband's new team took on his old team. Apparently the fans were not just giving her husband a hard time, but were yelling things at her as well.
Before Saturday's game (which the Angels won 8-4) Josh had this to say:
"She had to call security just because people were getting ugly. It's cool to get ragged on about normal things, but when you get a little swearing and jawing back at Katie and saying inappropriate things, it's a little different story.
They were saying personal stuff, stuff that was inappropriate with kids around. It's a good lesson for the kids, just about people in general and not putting faith in them, but the man upstairs.''
Josh Hamilton has his faults as a player, and yes. he could have/should have handled himself better towards the end of last season and since changing teams as well. But there is no reason, need, or excuse for taking out frustrations with him on his wife and kids.
When did we lose all sense of human decency at sporting events people? It's bad enough that there are countless stories of violent behavior during the football season. Does anyone remember the tale of Bryan Stow? Come on! It's just a game!
Going to sporting events is something that is supposed to be fun for the family to do, but more and more these days it seems like they need to be 18 and up. People seem oblivious to the things that they do and turn to violence way too easy.
Now I know that there wasn't any violence here, but the behavior of the fans had to be pretty serious for her to feel the need for security. As a Texan and a Rangers fan I am embarrassed.
Grow up people. Bash the player all you want when he is on the field, but leave his family alone. His wife and kids--kids people!--should not have to pay for your perception of his 'crimes.'
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ARLINGTON, Texas Fans in right field at Rangers Ballpark had a long weekend of heckling Josh Hamilton in his return to Rangers Ballpark.
Hamilton said some of the fans crossed the line, but he also had fun with it too. He played like he was throwing a football in reference to his football town comments this spring.
But did he take things too far by making an obscene gesture...
ARLINGTON, Texas While the boos and jeers rained down on Josh Hamilton during his return to Rangers Ballpark, he got some comforting words in the dugout.
"He said, 'Where was Jesus got-after the most? His hometown,'" said the deeply religious Hamilton, who declined to name the source of inspiration. "Baseball wise, this is my hometown."
ARLINGTON, Texas Josh Hamilton's return to Rangers Ballpark didn't go so well on the field or in the stands for his family.
While Hamilton said his family was fine, there was a security guard around his wife Katie and their daughters.
"Just guys being ugly, inappropriate to my wife," Hamilton said. "People being dumbasses."
A Los Angeles club official...
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Josh Hamilton is headed back to Arlington, Texas, the place where his baseball career came back to life and where he put up some of his biggest numbers. But the slugger, who signed with Los Angeles this offseason, isn’t expecting a warm welcome — and he knows exactly why.
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ARLINGTON — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton says his wife had to call for security before his first game against the Texas Rangers because fans of his former team were shouting obscenities and personal insults at his family.
The All-Star slugger said Saturday that security guards stayed near his wife, Katie, and their children, and there weren’t any major incidents...
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers gave their fans plenty of reasons to cheer in the home opener, beating Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Friday.Hamilton was a five-time All-Star and the 2010 AL MVP while with Texas before going to the AL West-rival Angels with a 125 million, five-year contract...
Josh Hamilton's return to Rangers Ballpark didn't go so well on the
field or in the stands for his family. While Hamilton said his
family was fine, there was a security guard around his wife Katie
and their daughters.
Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers gave their fans plenty of reasons to cheer in the home opener, beating Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Friday.
Hamilton was a five-time All-Star and the 2010 AL MVP while with Texas before going to the AL West-rival Angels with a $125 million, five-year contract over the winter...
Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
Pujols hit a two-run shot to the lawn in center field off Matt Harrison in the first inning and watched Hamilton strike out twice and fly out behind him after taking three intentional walks.
The only other time the...