Josh Hamilton may be struggling at the plate, but at least he’s still a good sport.
Hamilton and his new team, the Angels, went to Oakland on Monday for a three-game set, and the A’s used the occasion to honor the player who has found a special place in their hearts. As a member of the Texas Rangers, Hamilton blew a catch in the final game of last year’s season to help Oakland clinch the American League West.
A’s fans showed their thankfulness Monday night, dubbing the evening “Josh Hamilton Appreciation Night” and bringing some Butterfingers to commemorate Hamilton’s feat.
Hamilton, who is batting just .219 this year with two home runs and eight RBIs in 24 games, played along and used the Butterfingers as a nice before-game snack.
OAK fans held Josh Hamilton Appreciation Day, booed LAA players, cheered Josh+threw him Butterfinger candy bars in RF http://t.co/1orUiW0DBh—
(@TexRangersFan34) April 30, 2013
Perhaps Hamilton should have passed on the candy. He ended up going 0-for-8 in the 19-inning game.
Check out the A’s fans in the video below.