I thought I would share this excerpt from Torii Hunter by Yardbarker.com regarding playing with the Detroit Tigers and the chance to get his much sought after World Series Championship. Enjoy!
“The whole season, I knew I was playing with the Tigers if I left (the Angels),” said Hunter, who was eventually replaced in Anaheim by free-agent slugger Josh Hamilton.
Hunter said Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was pleasantly surprised to discover the level of interest Hunter had, and they quickly came to terms.
“People thought I was crazy,” Hunter said. “But I want the ring … I’ve been searching a long time for the ring.
“I’m tired of sitting on the couch and watching other guys celebrate (a World Series triumph). I want to win the World Series, and I want to win it with Detroit. This is my last push.”
Hunter will be 39 when this contract runs out.