If there was any hope of Josh Hamilton receiving even a lukewarm welcome upon his return to Arlington in April, he just blew it.
Hamilton, in an interview with KTVT, the Dallas-Fort Worth CBS affiliate, Hamilton called Rangers fans spoiled and said the D-FW area is not a true baseball town.
He's right, basically, but he's wrong to say it. Because he's one of the main culprits in cultivating that mindset.
"Texas, especially Dallas, has always been a football town. So, the good with the bad is, they're supportive, but they also got a little spoiled at the same time, pretty quickly," Hamilton told CBS 11. "There's true, true baseball fans in Texas, but it's not a true, true baseball town."
First, there's the issue of this being a "football town." It's hard to argue with that when the Dallas Cowboys dominate the sports landscape in D-FW, even in lean years.
North Texas is where a 1.2 billion shrine to football was built across the parking lot from Rangers Ballpark. Last fall, 48,37...