Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is ready to face the home crowd for the first time since revealing he slipped one night in January in his struggle for sobriety.
Hamilton said he wasn't nervous about the reception he might
receive before Friday night's game against Boston.
It was the All-Star's first home game since photos of him with
several women in a bar surfaced on the Internet. Facing reporters
last Saturday in Anaheim, Calif, he said it was the first time he'd
drunk since Oct. 6, 2005.
Hamilton was to start in right field, in front of the stands
where the former No. 1 draft pick inspired hundreds of Rangers fans
last year with his story of recovery from drug and alcohol