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Josh Hamilton: My wife called security after abuse from Rangers fans

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   April 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM   |   Comments

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April 7 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton received a not-so-enthusiastic welcome from fans when he played his old team, the Texas Rangers, in Arlington on Friday.

According to USA Today, Katie Hamilton called security when Rangers fans began "inappropriately" taunting her and her children in the stands.

"She had to call security just because people were getting ugly,'' Hamilton said Saturday.

"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," Hamilton said. His family remained in the bleachers through the game, watched by two security guards.

"They were saying personal stuff, stuff that was inappropriate with kids around. It's a good lesson for the kids, just about people in general and not putting faith in them, but the man upstairs," he said.

Hamilton signed a five-year contract -- reportedly worth $125 million -- with the Angels last year.

Hamilton said he was surprised by the strength of the boos that greeted him at the Ballpark, ESPN reported.

"Honestly, man, that was louder than any playoff game I've ever been to so I'm excited for them about that. Hopefully the fans can carry that on through the season," said Hamilton.

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