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."
It certainly wasn't a warm and fuzzy homecoming on Friday. Hamilton said he expected to get booed in his first game back as a Los Angeles Angel, it was just a matter of how much.
Rangers fans didn't disappoint.
Hamilton was booed during pregame introductions, through every at-bat and even while making defensive plays. He did get a standing ovation - after the first of his two strikeouts.
"Honestly, man, that was louder than any playoff game I've ever been to," said Hamilton, who went 0-4 in a 3-2 loss to his former team. "I'm excited for them about that. Hopefully their fans can carry that all through the season for them."
Hamilton spent five ...