Hamilton says wife called for security before game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton says his wife had to call for security before his first game against the Texas Rangers because fans of his former team were shouting obscenities and personal insults at his family.
The All-Star slugger said Saturday that security guards stayed near his wife, Katie, and their children, and there weren't any major incidents during Friday's game.
Hamilton, who was 0 for 4 in the Angels' 3-2 loss, says the comments were "inappropriate with kids around."
Major League Baseball suspended Hamilton for more than three years for drug and alcohol use while he was in the Tampa Bay organization. He also had a couple of relapses with the Rangers.
Rangers spokesman John Blake says the Angels had requested extra security near the Hamiltons.