ARLINGTON, Texas Josh Hamilton did a lot of talking in past tense following his Rangers' 5-1 season-ending loss to the Orioles.
The five time All-Star played what could have been his final game with the Rangers, and it was one he'd like to forget. It won't be easy.
Hamilton went 0 for 4 and struck out twice. He saw just eight pitches at the plate and any chance at a standing ovation to end a year in which he hit 43 home runs with 128 RBI came to a different kind of end.
One with boos and profanities.
"They pay for their tickets and they've got a right to do what they want to do," Hamilton said of the boos. "You hate to have it happen in possibly your last game ever here but sometimes it's one of those things. I gave it my all every time I went out there. Hopefully they appreciated it more than they didn't. I think they do."
Hamilton was responsible for bringing in the lone Texas run on a double-play grounder in the first inning. He then struck out in the third inning, tapped...