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Why must some fans greet a feel-good story with hatred?

While most of us appreciate Josh Hamilton's feel-good story, some just have to spew venom. Story

Updated: May 9, 2008, 9:05 AM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

When there is nothing better to do with their time -- when the keg of Piels has been floated, the last Camel has been snuffed and the "Girls Gone Wild: Girls on Girls" DVD has been played to exhaustion -- the dolts of this country turn to a new hobby: Mocking the recovering drug addict.

In other words, here is what Texas Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton, a 26-year-old saint of a man, will hear, oh, 1,000 times this season:

"Hey, crackhead!"

"Where's ...

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