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Newly acquired Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter has never been one to shy away from an opinion, especially when it comes to expressing his Christian beliefs. Over the weekend, Hunter was quoted by Kevin Baxter in a Los Angeles Times piece entitled “In pro sports, gay athletes still feel unwelcome” that having an openly gay teammate would be “difficult” and “uncomfortable” citing his Christian beliefs: Spikes later said he was joking. But former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, among baseball’s most thoughtful and intelligent players, isn’t kidding when he says an “out” teammate could divide a team. “For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right,” he says. “It will be difficult and uncomfortable.” David Brown of Yahoo! Sports later credited Hunter for his honesty but ultimately believed that Hunter needed to come to terms with a few things: One, after playing nearly 2,000 major league games, Hunter proba
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