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Twins' Hunter: 'Kids who get trophies for losing become annoying adults'

Sports have always come down to one thing: winning. But in recent years, society has changed and it seems like kids aren't learning how to lose. It's as if everyone gets a trophy, even for finishing last. But Twins outfielder Torii Hunter doesn't agree with that way of thinking and he expressed as much on his Instagram page over the weekend. "Kids who get trophies for losing often...
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Minnesota Twins: Hunter, Molitor leading success

To put it simply, the Minnesota Twins have had a rough time the past few years. From 2011 to 2014, they never won more than 70 games. They were consistently at or near the bottom of the American League’s Central Division, and at no point were they ever even close to contending. The farm system that they had relied so heavily on had seemingly dried up. The dynamic duo of Joe Mauer...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter helps fan trying to take selfie during game

Torii Hunter seems like a very accommodating guy. The Twins right fielder turned around, flipped up a peace sign and posed for a fan trying to snap a picture during Tuesday's game. The picture was posted on Reddit with the caption, "Torii Hunter taking a selfie with a fan during the Twins v Pirates game." According to Reddit, it was snapped in the bottom of the ninth, while Minnesota...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: How long can they remain contenders?

The Minnesota Twins have been one of the most surprising teams so far this season in all of the major leagues. They were the consensus pick to finish last in the AL Central at the start of the season and were expected to lose 90 plus games for the fifth straight year. They have proven everyone wrong as they currently stand at 4 games above .500 with a 21-17 record, their best start...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Twins' Torii Hunter swallows fire with his son's baseball team

Torii Hunter is definitely a "cool dad." The Twins outfielder earned some points with his son Torii Jr., while visiting him at Notre Dame during a team off day last week. After watching his son and his Fighting Irish teammates finish up a practice, the entire team had a locker room session with sports a psychologist/motivational speaker. With dad looking on, Torii Jr. and his teammates...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Observations from six game road trip

The Minnesota Twins ended their week long six game road trip yesterday with an embarrassing 13-1 loss against the Detroit Tigers. Their head-to-head record now falls to 2-7 on the season against the Tigers as Detroit has had their number all year. The road trip also saw the Twins take two of three games against the Cleveland Indians, pushing their head-to-head record to 4-2 against...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Walks It Back – Sort Of

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter set off a social media firestorm on Saturday night when he tweeted out words of support and encouragement to boxer Floyd Mayweather prior to his title bout with Manny Pacquiao: Hunter told Twins beat writers that he was shocked later last evening when he checked his phone and saw hundreds of tweets many people had sent rebuking him for the comment...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
April 18, 2015  |  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...
April 07, 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...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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