Prior to entering the game in the 16th inning Tuesday night in Seattle (or very early Wednesday morning), Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter received a sign from above. Whether that sign meant something positive or negative was on the horizon remained to be seen, but either way he was going to need a new hat.
A seagull above Safeco Field took a crap right on Hunter’s head.
“I was minding my own business, not doing anything. I thought it was (reliever Luis) Ayala throwing stuff at me,” Hunter explained after the game according to the Baltimore Sun. “You know, he usually does. So I didn’t know what it was. I just thought someone threw a piece of gum and hit me. It wasn’t a piece of gum, man. Everybody just started dying laughing. Then everybody said it was good luck. Then we won.”
Hunter picked up the win when the Orioles finally were able to put an end to the five-hour and 44-minute marathon. He was happy to help the team win, but from the sound of it Hunter was pissed about the hat.
“I was getting ready to go warm up and it went (plop) and I looked at it and everyone started laughing,” he said. “I had bird (droppings) on my head. It’s my favorite hat. It sucks. It’s terrible.”
If he could have borrowed a teammates hat, Hunter said he would have. Unfortunately that wasn’t an option since he has a rather large head.
“I have 7 5/8’s. I got a huge dome. A large landing zone, I guess. I don’t know. That was wild. I’ve never been (dropped) on before.”
People laugh, but we know a group of Denver Broncos fans who would agree with Hunter that it’s no laughing matter.