Torii Hunter, All-Time Near-Great Centerfielder, Retires

My defining memory of Torii Hunter’s baseball career comes from the 2002 All-Star Game, when he robbed Barry Bonds of a home run. Bonds was in the middle of four straight seasons of destroying space-time, but Hunter was pretty darn good too, finishing sixth in the AL MVP race and winning his second of nine straight… »10/26/15 9:55pm10/26/15 9:55pm


Torii Hunter Melts Down, Throws Jersey After Ejection

Torii Hunter did not like the strike-two call by home-plate umpire Mark Ripperger, and let him know. He was wrong; it was a good pitch. Torii Hunter definitely did not like strike three, which was well off the plate outside. “I thought the last pitch he called a strike was revenge,” Hunter said, and let Ripperger know… »6/11/15 8:55am6/11/15 8:55am

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 2:03am12/04/14 2:03am

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 11:37pm5/12/14 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 11:09pm4/08/14 11:09pm

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 9:30am8/16/12 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 12:30pm6/23/12 12:30pm

Torii Hunter Goes On Restricted List For Personal Reasons After Son Charged With Sexual Assault

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 7:05pm5/14/12 7:05pm