Torii Hunter Shall Punish His Glove

Here's a weird tidbit we found in a Sunday notes column from over the weekend: Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter has a biblical sense of equipmental retribution.

Twins center fielder Torii Hunter microwaves his glove for 30 seconds if he fails to make a play the night before. After an error, it's two minutes. "That's punishment [for the glove]," Hunter said. "You do something bad, you go to hell."

On the whole, we support the notion of great vengeance and furious anger against athletic accoutrement. We fully expect that, after his next passed ball, Twins catcher Joe Mauer will be sticking his protective cup in a blender, all the better to rid the defective device of its defensive deficient demons.

The Last Word [Hartford Courant]