Josh Hamilton’s return to Texas wasn’t pretty. The former Rangers outfielder was relentlessly booed at the ballpark in Arlington but he wasn’t the only one to get harassed by Texas fans. Hamilton’s wife, Katie, had to call in security after she was getting abused by some rowdy Ranger fans.
Josh told reporters that his wife and kids were harassed during the game and said that Katie had to call in security.
Hamilton said: “She ended up calling security just because people are being ugly … Not necessarily the booing and stuff, but inappropriate with kids around – and that was before the game even started. But overall, it’s not like they left and went anywhere. They stayed right there. Good lesson for the kids about people and general and not putting your faith in man, but in the man upstairs.”
Hamilton said that he expected to get booed when he came back to Texas but said that fans crossed the line when they turned their attacks to his family. The baseball player said that his girls didn’t seem too bothered by the fans after the game but that he was still upset that they had to endure the angry Rangers fans.
Hamilton said: “They weren’t upset when they got home … They kissed me and hugged me and said good game. They went on playing with the friends they had over. It was like coming home from any other game. … It’s cool to get ragged on about normal things. But when you get a little swearing and jawing back at Katie and saying inappropriate things, it’s a little different story.”
Rangers officials confirmed that they received a request for security during the game but said that they didn’t find the need to have anyone ejected from the stadium.