Baseball is a funny game. Just a few short months ago, Ranger fans were biting their nails and hoping Josh Hamilton would find it in his heart to give the team a hometown discount and re-sign with Texas. Fast-forward a bit, and now people are practically throwing his belongings in the front lawn and shooing him out of town.
The 31-year-old played poorly down the stretch, but there is plenty of blame to go around for the Rangers' season ending with an unceremonious thud.
Hamilton is a free agent now, and at this point all indications are that Hamilton and Texas will go their separate ways.
If this is the end, it's been an interesting ride to say the least.
Hopefully when the dust settles from this debacle, people will realize again how fortunate they were to have Hamilton on their team these last five years.