Josh Hamilton Continues to Troll Us Mercilessly, Says Dallas Isn't a Baseball Town

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We tried not to hold it against Josh Hamilton for his occasional trip to Sherlock's, his ridiculous energy drink addiction, his snooze-worthy line of Christian clothing, and last year's collapse.

And while that bungled fly ball -- you know the one -- was hard to forgive, that didn't change the fact that the man had been the cornerstone of the franchise during its most successful seasons ever.

But now he's just trolling us. In an interview, Hamilton told CBS 11's Gina Miller that Dallas "is not a true baseball town" and that fans "got a little spoiled."

Hamilton doesn't define what he means by "true baseball town." Sure, it's not Chicago or St. Louis, where century-old franchises are ostentatiously part of the city's identity, but that seems an unreasonably high standard.

Maybe a better measure would be, oh, I dunno, attendance, a category in which Texas placed behind only the Yankees and Phillies. Or fans who put up with a player's off-field histrionics because they know he's haunted by personal demons.

Whatever the case, Hamilton should fit in well in Orange County, where America's true baseball fans reside.

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lzippitydoo
lzippitydoo

In the news story - they forgot to ask Josh's wife about the bar scene in Dallas! Oops. Everyone knows that Josh cant go a full season without one of the following - a relapse, quitting for a few games, his annual funk on the field or saying something stupid again! The real baseball fans in Texas - those at the opening series this season, will welcome him just like he is expecting it! What a dufas!

Daniel Dotson
Daniel Dotson

There's some truth to what he said: It's true that the Cowboys will always be #1 in DFW. It's true that the Rangers bandwagon picked up some passengers as they won two pennants and made a Wild Card appearance. It's bad form to say it, though, and it came across as a shot against the fanbase. If this were a "real" baseball town, he would have gotten booed more for checking out the way he did. Does he really think fans in a "real" baseball town like New York, Boston or Chicago wouldn't have given him hell for the way he quit down the stretch last year? If anything he bought himself quite a bit of goodwill with the fans here with his Jesus routine. That won't go as far with his new team. I guarantee you church attendance isn't nearly as high in Southern California as it is in North Texas.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Look, Josh is great when he wants to participate!  It is well known the he is as dumb as a f+cking  box of rocks.......it's also clear if he didn't have baseball, he would be pushing shopping carts in Ashville, or wherever the hell he is from.   And he better watch it, between him and Albert, if they don't produce in Anaheim, they will set that team/franchise back 20 years; so just watch it Hambone!  And look, I'm not really a Rangers fan, but the fans here are as good as any fans, anywhere-sure, a little fickle, ehhh, sure a little "queenish" sometimes (who comes to a baseball game with perfectly quaffed hair and 400 dollar jeans?) but they support this team. I actually enjoy going to Rangers games knowing that I won't get my butt kicked; I always sit with my Red Sox gear, and everyone is really cordial and friendly.......I can't complain. 

Rooster0620
Rooster0620

Trying to care what Josh Hamilton thinks...

Trying to care what Josh Hamilton thinks...

Nope...

Not feeling it...

Kristofer Cook
Kristofer Cook

Why do we care what he says ... i don't. Who is he again?

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Now, Disneytown, I mean Anaheim, that's a real baseball theme park, I mean town.

cmorgan5
cmorgan5

I think sports and baseball fans in our area deserve some credit.  With very little success on the field, our ballclub started drawing a consistent 2 million in attendance from 1989 on, again that's with no post season games ever played.  From 1992 to 2001, the Texas Rangers outdrew the Angels in home attendance.   The Angels have done well since their World Championship in 2002 and so have we the past couple of years with 2 trips to the World Series.   Fans in this area have been very supportive of the Rangers and it is never and shouldn't be taken for granted.

Thanks

Chuck Morgan  

Rudy Cruz
Rudy Cruz

John Hamilton and I have the same number of World Series wins!

Sally Summers
Sally Summers

Josh will be drinking alone when we're winning the World Series without him

Sally Summers
Sally Summers

Josh will be drinking alone when we're winning the World Series without him

Scott Figuerola
Scott Figuerola

Take that number from 5-10 years ago. Dude is completely right. Dallas isn't a baseball town. It's a fair weather town

Chas Cook
Chas Cook

no surprise, given the way the asshole fans have treated him since he left. And a big big FUCK YOU to the assholes making fun of his substtance abuse problem. Sports brings out the worst in some people, please don't let it fuck with you like that Mr/Mrs Dallas Observer. If you don't realize the shit you start with bullshit articles like this, just read the hateful bullshit posts from the sorry excuse for human beings wishing him a relapse. Truly a bunch of sick fucks.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Since we are being honest here Josh, you are nothing but a spoiled douchebag drug and alcohol addict, who cheated on his wife and family and uses god for a shield.  Ill take my non"real" baseball town you can have L.A. or anaheim or wherever it is 

PersistentID2345
PersistentID2345

Dallas is not  true baseball town which should fit Josh well since it is apparent by his months long uninspired offensive efforts that he does not really care too much about the game either.

Julie Dawn Sacharko
Julie Dawn Sacharko

i think the people here have pretty supportive of this guy and he should shut his mouth. have a little respect dude.

Michael TruckMonth Ricker
Michael TruckMonth Ricker

He's just mad because he got booed when he checked out mid-season in the midst of a pennant race.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Just waiting for a fall off the wagon...

Willie Terrell
Willie Terrell

Why is media still paying attention to him? He's gone. Let him go. Buh bye.

Shane Thomas
Shane Thomas

@Jason Ray Maldonado - Speaking of guys with no class.

Valerie Lundberg
Valerie Lundberg

Oh please. His last at-bat with us and attitude during it let me know he was a selfish douchenugget that we should let go of. And this new smacktalk just verifies we were right to go on without him.

Roy Carter
Roy Carter

He's just in Sherlocks withdrawls

Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson

Let's hope LA isn't a meth town...oh wait...good luck Jorsh.

RDSD
RDSD

"I think for a large part – and the fans don't want to hear this – a lot of the people that attend sports in this town, they're there because it's kind of just a place to be seen. I didn't know anybody who went to Rangers games, and then when they started winning and going to World Series, everybody's wearing Rangers hats and saying, 'Oh yeah, I'm a big Rangers fan.' I've always said Dallas isn't so much a sports town as it is a winner's town." - Troy Aikman

Dianna Orender
Dianna Orender

I have stopped caring about what he says & I would encourage everyone in the Dallas media to do the same. LA metro has twice as many people as DFW metro &, as Mr. Fluitt pointed out above, still managed to beat them in attendance. We love our Rangers, we know it, and that's all that matters.

Danny Neff
Danny Neff

Good thing the Rangers don't play in Dallas...

Josh Wilemon
Josh Wilemon

He's just showing everyone that for all his christian proselytizing, he can't change his true nature. the man has no class.

McCord Fluitt
McCord Fluitt

Total home attendance 2012 Texas=3,460,280 Cal=3,061,770

McCord Fluitt
McCord Fluitt

Total home attendance 2012 Texas=3,460,280 Cal=3,061,770

Jeff Simons
Jeff Simons

And when he has his full relapse, I'll just stare at my screen with a smug look on my face. Don't wish it on him, but I really don't think he'll be able to not have one in california.

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

@cmorgan5 And the Rangers attendance this past season was 400,000 more than the California Angels. Even with their signing of Pujols they dropped over 100,000 from 2011. Yep,Anaheim is a real baseball town.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@RHDAVIS1 

this statement holds some merit....I'd like to think things have changed; but I do remember when it would be me and 400 fans in the old Arlington Stajjum for April games. Same with the Mav's; that year they one 12 games, it was me my son and the ushers attending games. 

alteredjustice
alteredjustice

@RHDAVIS1 Aside from a handful of markets/teams, that's true almost everywhere. Look at the Pistons. They were a championship team within the last decade, now their arena is empty.

alteredjustice
alteredjustice

@Scruffygeist I'd say Oakland and SF are football cities and Brewers only competition is the Bucks who have been mediocre or bad since the 80's (except for 2001).

What I'm pointing out here is that Anaheim is not a team that gets amazing attendance when they suck. People will save their money for the Lakers, Dodgers, or something else. Same with Oakland, etc.

And don't even get me started with Florida teams, unless it's the Gators, their attendance sucks at all their sports.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

@alteredjustice San Francisco/Oakland is a baseball market, and possibly add Milwaukee and Cincinnati. All places he didn't go, except when Cincy was one of the few clubs that wanted to give him a chance on their terms after he pissed away all his money and opportunities.

alteredjustice
alteredjustice

@RHDAVIS1 @alteredjustice I wasn't agreeing or disagreeing with with you, just responding to the quote. Aikman's quote, to me, is saying that there are a lot of bandwagoners, which is true. I took Josh's quote a little differently (although he might have meant the same thing), which was I think he means that people here don't know or truly enjoy baseball like in other cities.

Again though, how many cities are baseball cities? New York, Chicago, Boston, St. Louis... any others? I would say no. You could even argue that NY isn't. LA (Angels especially) isn't a baseball town. Angels' fanbase is probably worse than the Rangers despite their slightly better success and huge payroll.

His comment is a not-so-subtle way of saying, "I'm really great, and people should have appreciated me more like they would have in a baseball town." So in that vein, I don't really agree that it's obvious.

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