Hunter feels hometown pressure

Torii Hunter, serving as All-Star Game host, didn't play well but earned his day off

Updated: July 14, 2010, 11:22 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Torii Hunter has been to the playoffs a half-dozen times and played in three All-Star games, but the pressure felt a little different Tuesday night when he came to the plate with runners on first and third in the seventh inning.

It's different when your neighbors are watching.

There were 45,408 fans at Angel Stadium for the 81st All-Star Game, and they were calling for heroics from the hometown guy.

"Torii! Torii! Torii!"

It would ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Time To Shine?
    Whether an opportunity arises for Scott Van Slyke is beyond his control. His dad can attest to that.