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TORII HUNTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota Twins: Lineup change helps spark two game winning streak

The Minnesota Twins have their first win streak of the season after beating the formally undefeated Kansas City Royals in back-to-back games. It is promising to see the Twins have success at home after a brutal home opener where they gave up 12 runs in front of a sell out crowd, although only 17,449 saw the victory yesterday afternoon, the lowest attendance in Target Field history...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter rips umpire Joe West over questionable call

The Major League Baseball season is just a couple of days old, and we’ve already got our first tiff involving Joe West. The longtime umpire has seen his share of confrontation over the years, and he’s off to a great start in 2015. First, there was his too-cool-for-school ejection of A.J. Pierzynski in spring training. Now, on Opening Day, West found himself in the middle of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Gets Last Words on ‘Terrible’ Joe West

Joe West wasted no time making his way into headlines across the country. Veteran outfielder Torii Hunter shared words with the media post-game after a 4-0 loss to the Tigers, expressing his disappointment in everyone’s least favorite umpire and accepting all punishment that Major League Baseball might send his way. “I think he had dinner reservations or a concert to play in...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

West's bad call shows why base umps should call checked swings

Joe West’s mistake Monday in Detroit was not making the wrong call. The problem was that he failed to ask for help when fairness — the most sacred tenet of umpiring — demanded he do so. You’ve probably seen the replay by now: With the tying run on deck, West called out Minnesota's Torii Hunter on a checked swing to end the Tigers’ 4-0 win over the Twins. There were two...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter rips Joe West for bad call to end game

Torii Hunter went off on umpire Joe West for making a poor call to end Monday’s Twins-Tigers game and not appealing it. The Twins lost 4-0 but had something brewing with two outs in the ninth after getting consecutive singles to bring up Hunter and chase starter David Price from the game. Hunter had a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Taking a look at Spring Training position battles

The Major League Baseball season is just around the corner, as the Minnesota Twins opened up Spring Training in Fort Meyers, Florida this week. The Twins are trying to get back to respectability in 2015 after finishing 70-92 last season. Spring Training will be vital this year as the team is breaking in a new manager and pitching coach and starters will be decided at a few positions...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter appears in radio ad opposing gay marriage

No matter where you stand on some of the social issues that define the United States today, the right to an opinion and belief is paramount in an open society. But this is somewhat limited, at least according to some, when it comes to professional athletes. Should they engage in conversations about politics and religion? And how does their active participation in some of the most...
Via Sportsnaut
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers offseason rumors: Alex Rios edition

Yesterday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski held his annually depressing ‘State of the Tigers’ postseason presser. Among the things mentioned were adding a left-handed hitter, a centerfielder, and improving the bench. Which of these categories does the recently ex-Texas Ranger Alex Rios fit into? Well, none of them of course. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worth considering...
Via isportsweb.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers fan sacrifices popcorn to make great one-handed catch

Your browser does not support iframes.A Detroit Tigers fan sacrificed some of his popcorn while making a fantastic one-handed catch on a foul ball during Thursday's game against Kansas City.It happened in the top of the fifth as Royals batter Mike Moustakas hit a foul popup into the stands. The ball ricocheted off a cement wall in the back of one of the upper decks back down into...
Via Holdout Sports
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter ‘kept performing’ while making love to wife despite leg cramp (vid)

Somehow, a conversation between Jim Rome and Torii Hunter about what the Detroit Tigers veteran thought about LeBron James pulling himself out of an NBA Finals game last week because of severe cramping took an unexpected, somewhat kinky turn. During an interview on “Jim Rome on Showtime” program,  Hunter’s thoughts on LeBron’s cramps spun wildly […] The post Torii Hunter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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