Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/2/13
Boo Josh Hamilton or cheer Josh Hamilton when the Los Angeles Angels come to Arlington Friday? Thats a question a lot of people want to know the answer to. But theres another option out there too. Its the Silence for Josh campaign, who sprang to life in the wake of Hamiltons spring training comments that Dallas wasnt a baseball town. Apparently its a pretty big movement too. Theres a Silence for Josh Twitter account (@silence4Josh) that has more than 2,600 followers. Theres a Facebook page with around 8,000 likes. And theres also a Web site that has an official store for all your Silence for Josh needs. The biggest seller on the site? A t-shirt that says "Baseball Town Since 1972", which is a reference to Hamiltons comments. Of course the Rangers dont play their games in Dallas, but thats just a minor detail. Nearly 1,500 of the shirts have been sold. "We started the Twitter site the day after Josh made the comments," said Arlington resident Brad Holmes, who started the site along with his 15-year-old brother Brandon. "We saw an opportunity after Josh said those things. The response weve had has been pretty overwhelming and crazy. Weve packed almost 1,000 packages of shirts to mail out the next morning." The approach for the Silence for Josh movement is a simple one. Hamilton has said he expects to get booed when he returns to Arlington, unless he means Dallas. The Silence for Joshers dont want to give him satisfaction of the boos. Theyd rather their silence speak for them. Dont make a sound. Spread the word, it says on the Twitter page. Well know this weekend if the movement is working.
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