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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Torii Hunter Calls Himself ‘Negrodamus’

While there has not been much talk about them over the course of the season, the L.A. Angels wrapped up the first half of the season on an absolute tear.  The Angels’ record of 50-42 is nothing tremendous, but this is a team that was 36-39 heading into June 22 and has since won 14 out of 17 games including eight of their last nine.  For a team that is clicking on all cylinders, one might wonder if the All-Star Break has arrived at an inopportune time.  On Sunday, Torii Hunter made it clear that he really can’t predict what will become of the team.

“I don’t know man — I’m Negrodamus, not Nostradamus,” Hunter told Mike DiGiovanna after the game as pointed out by The Big Lead.

Classic.  Hunter is a respected clubhouse figure and a known team leader, so we all know his comment was all in good fun despite the fact that somebody somewhere will certainly be up in arms about it.  The bottom line is questions like that one are asked constantly but are always impossible to answer.  It’s nice when a player gives us a laugh from one of them, because that’s about the most we can ever get from it.



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