Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "Prick" Four Times

Torii Hunter is an anti-gay bigot. This is something he has proven with his own words on multiple occasions. Yesterday, at the press conference to announce the one-year, $10.5 million deal he signed to return to the Minnesota Twins, beat writer Mike Berardino of the Saint Paul Pioneer-Press asked him about those… » 12/04/14 2:03am 12/04/14 2:03am

Torii Hunter Doubles Down On His Anti-Gay Beliefs

Last we checked in with Torii Hunter's thoughts about gay players in the locker room, he was saying just the sort of thing that makes gay ballplayers reticent about coming out of the closet: » 10/29/14 9:03pm 10/29/14 9:03pm

Yu Darvish Throws An Eephus Pitch, And Torii Hunter's Brain Breaks

In today's day game between the Rangers and Tigers, Yu Darvish got creative with an 0-2 count and two outs against Torii Hunter. The Rangers pitcher didn't get strike three, but he caused Torii Hunter to get a "Program Not Responding" message in his head. » 5/22/14 11:32pm 5/22/14 11:32pm

Umpire Taps Torii Hunter In The Face After Benches Clear

Umpire Paul Nauert gently slapped, or tapped, Torii Hunter in the face tonight during Detroit's game against the Orioles and it's kind of a strange thing. It seems harmless—obviously he did not injure Torii Hunter—but if the roles were reversed, and Torii Hunter put his hands on an umpire, we'd be discussing whether… » 5/12/14 11:37pm 5/12/14 11:37pm

Vin Scully Makes Even Stories About Crack Pipes Endearing

Detroit is out in Los Angeles for interleague play tonight, which means America's most valuable treasure Vin Scully has the opportunity to discuss some players he doesn't often see. One Tiger Vin's plenty familiar with is former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, and the Dodgers announcer took his third inning at-bat… » 4/08/14 11:09pm 4/08/14 11:09pm

Torii Hunter Kissing An Alligator

Torii Hunter is scared of alligators. Even though it is totally reasonable to be scared of a wild animal whose finishing move is called the "death roll," Justin Verlander dared Hunter to confront his fear and kiss an alligator. » 3/04/14 12:58pm 3/04/14 12:58pm

Torii Hunter Is Not Happy With Boston's Bullpen Cop

Everyone loves Steve Horgan, the Boston police officer who celebrated David Ortiz's game-tying grand slam and made for photo gold. Everyone except Torii Hunter. » 10/14/13 4:27pm 10/14/13 4:27pm

Meet The Boston Cop From The Sports Photo Of The Year

David Ortiz's game-tying eighth-inning grand slam would have gone down in Red Sox history anyway. But the inclusion of one bearded, exultant police officer produced an image that pushes the moment firmly into baseball lore. » 10/14/13 9:30am 10/14/13 9:30am

Fan Throws Home Run Ball Back, Nearly Drills Torii Hunter

A fan at Comerica Park with no use for Alejandro De Aza's solo home run ball yesterday sent it back, as home fans tend to do when visiting players hit one out. All well and good. Except that this fan tossed it right at Torii Hunter, who clearly wasn't ready for the return of the rejected baseball. » 7/12/13 1:34pm 7/12/13 1:34pm

What Would Jesus Do About A Gay Teammate? A Christian Response To Torii…

"For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it's not right."—Torii Hunter, quoted in the Los Angeles Times, on having an out gay teammate. » 1/02/13 3:30pm 1/02/13 3:30pm

Torii Hunter Says Homosexuality Is "Not Right" (Then Claims He Was…

On Saturday, Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times wrote a column about the obstacles that a potentially gay athlete still faces in today's locker room culture. Included in the piece is the following quote from Detroit Tigers center fielder Torii Hunter: » 12/31/12 3:15pm 12/31/12 3:15pm

Torii Hunter Seems A Little Bitter About That Josh Hamilton Contract

Torii Hunter should be feeling good these days. He's coming off of a terrific season and he just signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the AL champion Detroit Tigers. Not bad for a 37-year-old outfielder! » 12/13/12 4:35pm 12/13/12 4:35pm

Torii Hunter On Mike Trout: "What You Guys Are Witnessing Is Greatness"

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: The centerfield torch is passed. » 9/11/12 5:15pm 9/11/12 5:15pm

Torii Hunter Accidentally Drills An Umpire In The Head With His Cleat

What a shitty season for umpire Greg Gibson. First, he gets a Stephen Strasburg fastball to the crotch in April. Now, he's actually in the correct position (as far as I can tell) for making the call on Torii Hunter's attempt to score last night, only to have Hunter's cleat roll up and clip him right above his left… » 8/16/12 9:30am 8/16/12 9:30am

Torii Hunter Interviews An Astronaut In Space, Asks How He Poops

Yesterday Torii Hunter spent about 15 minutes interviewing astronaut Joe Acaba while he was in the middle of a four-month-long mission in the International Space Station. It was actually a funny, goofy little segment between the two. Hunter asked if he could see Mark Trumbo's home runs from space, if he could see the… » 6/23/12 12:30pm 6/23/12 12:30pm

Torii Hunter Goes On Restricted List For Personal Reasons After Son…

Tim Mead, the Angels' VP of communications, just tweeted that Torii Hunter has been placed on the restricted list for personal reasons. The Angels have no further comment, but earlier today police announced that five students at Prosper (Texas) High School have been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child. » 5/14/12 7:05pm 5/14/12 7:05pm

Police Draw Guns On Angels Outfielder Torii Hunter Outside His Home…

Four-time All-Star Torii Hunter was at home this afternoon when his security alarm started going off. The cops showed up, didn't believe he lived there, and actually drew their weapons on him. Hunter relayed the entire ordeal via his Twitter feed: » 4/04/12 8:50pm 4/04/12 8:50pm

Torii Hunter Gets Trapped In An Oxygen Chamber, Pisses In a Bottle,…

In need of a little rejuvenation after the Angels' 7-3 loss last night to the Rangers, Torii Hunter entered a clubhouse oxygen chamber, thinking that would do the trick. It's not known what happened next—whether Hunter stayed in the chamber too long and was forgotten about, or whether no one realized he was in there… » 8/17/11 1:32pm 8/17/11 1:32pm