Torii Hunter suspended 4 games after ...

Torii Hunter suspended 4 games after wild tirade in Detroit

There are 47 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 7, 2010, titled Torii Hunter suspended 4 games after wild tirade in Detroit. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Los Angeles Angels outfielder and former Minnesota Twins player Torii Hunter has been suspended for four games after a wild outburst Friday night against Detroit.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TwinCities.com.

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Dog_Eat_Dog

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 7, 2010
I knew under that traitorist smile was a complete A-Hole!
O-3E in 101st Airborne

Hong Kong

#3 Aug 7, 2010
Classy. Classy. Glad he's not in a Twins uniform anymore.
Supdawg

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 7, 2010
Cool.
WhatTheHeck

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Aug 7, 2010
A big over-grown man and prima donna throwing a tantrum.
jj and as

Balaton, MN

#6 Aug 7, 2010
Torii is starting to realize that moving to the west coast was not an easy ticket to the WS. He now on the back side of his career, unlikely to ever win a championship and starting to unravel.
O-3E in 101st Airborne

United States

#10 Aug 8, 2010
anonymous wrote:
Oh come on now, Torii Hunter is a good guy and always has been. If you watched the game, the calls were questionable. It appears something was said that sent him over the edge. The umpire accused Hunter of bumping him, which isn't exactly accurate. When Hunter got in his face the edge of his helmet touched the umpire slightly. That is not bumping. Not making excuses, but just because Torii is no longer a Twin doesn't make him a demon. Heck, Gardenhire has behaved in the same manner (with the exception of tossing baseballs).
I don't care of the pitch(es) hit him in the back side, kids watch these games and throwing gatorade buckets and balls and pitching a hissy are unnecessary. Thanks to Donal Fehr, these prima donnas get paid win, lose or draw, so the least Torii can do is conduct himself like a professional in public instead of losing it over a single K.
Mary in St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Aug 8, 2010
Dear Torii, You have to burn assbats not throw them onto the field.
billy boy

Albany, OR

#12 Aug 8, 2010
Your skirt is riding a little high this morning. Go hug a tree and you will feel better.
O-3E in 101st Airborne wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't care of the pitch(es) hit him in the back side, kids watch these games and throwing gatorade buckets and balls and pitching a hissy are unnecessary. Thanks to Donal Fehr, these prima donnas get paid win, lose or draw, so the least Torii can do is conduct himself like a professional in public instead of losing it over a single K.
jim

Kansas City, MO

#13 Aug 8, 2010
I'm sure he thinks it a racial thing.
Golfer Dude

Sisseton, SD

#14 Aug 8, 2010
He thinks he too is bigger that the game itself
Steve

Eden Prairie, MN

#15 Aug 8, 2010
What a role model! Not one bit of self control. Glad he's no longer with Minnesota.
hotnight

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Aug 8, 2010
And yet, when Billy Martin did the same type of thing, he was considered a fiery competitor.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Aug 8, 2010
O-3E in 101st Airborne wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't care of the pitch(es) hit him in the back side, kids watch these games and throwing gatorade buckets and balls and pitching a hissy are unnecessary. Thanks to Donal Fehr, these prima donnas get paid win, lose or draw, so the least Torii can do is conduct himself like a professional in public instead of losing it over a single K.
Then maybe the parents involved in kids games should be the first to set the example. Can't remember a kids game where some parent wasn't yelling at the ump, another parent, or generally acting like an a.s.s. Heck, tell me the last time in professional baseball their was a murder over some call. It's happened more than once at the Little League level. From what I can tell, professional sports is more tame than what these kids are seeing at the local level.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Aug 8, 2010
hotnight wrote:
And yet, when Billy Martin did the same type of thing, he was considered a fiery competitor.
Yep, and Gardenhire gets a chuckle when tossed out. If Hunter was still a Twin they would be singing a different tune. Oh well, that's the sports fan for ya.
Travis Fryktman

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Aug 8, 2010
this obama guy really scares me. i think he doesn't like us, i think he wants to make us suffer.
Thrall

New York, NY

#20 Aug 8, 2010
Travis Fryktman wrote:
this obama guy really scares me. i think he doesn't like us, i think he wants to make us suffer.
If scientists succeed in splitting the water molecule with a release of power, we will have cheap, plentiful energy for the future.....C'mon, everybody join in! Just toss out those non sequiturs- we can have a wonderful page of disjointed comments! This discussion thing is SOOO predictable! The back and forth exchanges..stop it already, I am in danger of LEARNING something. Hey Fryktman, do you imagine yourself to be clever with that post? Or maybe some sort of 'blog-guerrilla'??!! What's your perspective?

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Aug 8, 2010
jj and as wrote:
Torii is starting to realize that moving to the west coast was not an easy ticket to the WS. He now on the back side of his career, unlikely to ever win a championship and starting to unravel.
and he would have won one here?
ForReal

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Aug 8, 2010
Steve wrote:
What a role model! Not one bit of self control. Glad he's no longer with Minnesota.
Professional baseball players are not role models. Haven't you learned that yet?
benny

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Aug 8, 2010
normal black behavior - cant control his temper

“....careless whisper.”

Since: May 10

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Aug 8, 2010
Hunter seems to be going downhill fast - not that he isn't still a good player, but it sure seems like the Twins made the right choice in not signing him to a huge contract.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Torii Hunter Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Torii Hunter: Intolerance In America's Game (Dec '12) Jan '13 Not Yet Equal 9
News Report: Tigers' Torii Hunter would be 'uncomfor... (Dec '12) Dec '12 Gay Subversion 17
News Miami Marlins Looking At Peter Bourjos, Other C... (Dec '12) Dec '12 Ozzie Guillen 5
News Scott Boras says Dodgers 'bought the store' whi... (Nov '12) Nov '12 XFlushing Fan 1
News Unlucky break hands Angels 3-1 loss to Seattle (Jun '11) Jun '11 johnnyj 1
News Shooter Now: Torii Hunter says Minnesota Twins ... (Aug '10) Aug '10 Mary Jane 43
News Hunter feels bond to Target Field (Aug '10) Aug '10 TC Florida 9
More from around the web