Rangers’ Hamilton smells pot from stands
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton smelled more than just hot dogs and peanuts wafting down from the stands during Game 1 of the World Series in San Francisco on Wednesday night.
The home run hitter was shocked when he recognized the odor of marijuana drifting from the center field seats at AT&T Park, the New York Post reported Thursday.
Hamilton, whose battle with alcohol and drug addiction has been well documented, told the Post weed was not one of his former vices, but that he was quite surprised by the unusual ballpark aroma.
"Weed, no, that wasn’t my deal," said Hamilton. “It was crazy. I was looking at the cops a couple of times during the game."
The Post reported the incident was Hamilton’s second straight run-in with blatant weed use since arriving in San Francisco for the first two games of the Series.
"My wife and I were walking down the street (Tuesday) and there was a guy smoking a joint, with a cop 50 yards away," he told the Post.
The Rangers, down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series, will look to overcome Wednesday night’s buzz kill in Game 2 on Thursday.