Torii Hunter Loses It
Torii Hunter, veteran presence on the Minnesota Twins, was none too happy last night:
I don't think I've seen a guy react like this before, especially since I think both pitches were borderline strikes. The one that Hunter got punched out on? That's just off the corner and is too close to take with two strikes.
Regardless, Hunter put on a show for the fans. I don't think I've ever seen someone throw the elbow guard, throw the batting gloves, and throw his jersey before.
Hunter has had several instances in which he's had his temper flare over his long MLB career. This moment is up there, but I don't think it comes close to topping the 2002 incident in which he was hit by a pitch, and then threw the ball back at Indians pitcher Danys Baez.
The Twins lost the game, their third in a row, and are now two games behind the AL Champion Royals in the AL Central.