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Reporter vows revenge for dousing during Josh Hamilton Gatorade bath (vid)


FOX Sports Southwest reporter Emily Jones found herself in the middle of a celebratory Gatorade shower during her post-game interview with Josh Hamilton following the slugger’s walkoff double. And she has vowed revenge … jokingly.

Hamilton’s pinch-hit, two-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Texas Rangers a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The walkoff provided the Rangers with a 3-1 series win and got the team to one game over .500.

But as Jones interviewed the game hero Hamilton, two of the slugger’s teammates invaded the scene armed with jugs of Gatorade. The reporter got caught in the liquified crossfire and suffered collateral drenching.

Worse yet, Jones took to social media to announce that her dress would never recover, for which she vowed revenge on Elvis Andrus, one of the players responsible for the crime-on-wardrobe act of heinousness.

Quite the ominous threat, indeed. One apparently Andrus has heeded.

Hamilton has been a revelation since rejoining the Rangers at the big league level following a rehab stint in the minors. In seven games — outings in which the Rangers have cruised to a 5-2 record — Hamilton is batting .273 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI.

“It feels like old times,” he said after the game, via a FOX Sports report. “It really does. It’s a lot of fun. Coming back home and having some good games against Boston and then having a game like today reminds you of some good times for the Rangers.”

It surely does, but we must not forget that Emily Jones — and her dress — suffered a cruel fate by being caught in the midst of those reminders of good times.

Yikes. At least Hamilton was gentlemanly enough to come to Jones’ aid with a towel. That’s something.