Josh Hamilton joins Letterman tonight

NEW YORK -- Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton taped his appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday afternoon and it will air tonight, one day after Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban and Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks were on the show.

The crew built a makeshift batting cage area on 53rd street outside the Ed Sullivan Theater.

"It was fun," Hamilton said. "Samuel L. Jackson threw some pitches to me and then Dave stepped in there. It was a good experience."

Jennifer Hudson was also on the show. Hamilton's wife, Katie, was there and so was Rangers clubhouse manager Richard "Hoggy" Price.

Hamilton also found out this week that he's still third in the voting for the 2011 All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix. The top-3 votegetters in the outfield start in the game. Hamilton has been voted a starter the last three seasons.

"Anytime you get a chance to be voted in by the fans it's an honor," Hamilton said. "It makes me feel like they appreciate watching me play the game."