Josh Hamilton knows there will be some boos when he returns to Arlington the first week of the season.
If he performs the way he did during his first game against Texas on Thursday night, they will be well earned.
Hamilton hit one of four home runs for Los Angeles in the top of the fourth inning off Derek Lowe, but the Angels lost 10-9 to the Rangers.
''The guys already have a poll on the team, if I'll get more claps or boos,'' Hamilton said before the game.
''I can't worry about it. There are people that clap and people that will boo. I think it's funny. I got booed when I played there, why wouldn't I get booed when I play for the Angels and play there?''
Hamilton isn't the first player to move from the Rangers to their division rivals on the West Coast. C.J. Wilson switched teams before last season after signing a free-agent deal and went 13-10 with a 3.83 ERA for the Angels.
But Wilson didn't have the same cache as Hamilton. He overcame drug addiction to win an MVP award be...