Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Last night, the great American feelgood story of the new millenium, Josh Hamilton, came to bat for what might be his final appearance in a Rangers costume. He fanned and walked away under a spit-shower of boos. (His shower of real booze, presumably, comes later.)Three hours earlier, the delightful Southern hospitality suburb of Red State America, Atlanta, showered debris across the diamond and delayed the game for an entire Simpsons episode after a disputed call. It was like a tickertape parade, except the bottles and glasses were half full. (As an optimistt, I think of thrown bottles as half-full.) These testimonials to bad sportsmanship are not supposed to happen in polite, whitebread tax havens like Texas and Georgia, where people respect police. They are the stuff of (insert racial code here) in the concrete (insert racial code here) jungles of NY and LA (and if you follow Mr. Drudge, Gangland Chicago.)Well, welcome to our world, Texas and Atlanta fans.You went the season lookin...
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