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Hunter: Im too pretty to keep running into walls

Posted at 12:01 AM on April 1, 2006 by David Zingler (2 Comments)

FT MYERS -- Twins centerfielder Torii Hunter, coming off a 2005 season cut short by injury, vowed to change his sometimes reckless playing style in 2006. Ive got a $10 million smile, the body of a Greek god and a enough money to never work again, why should I risk it all to save a measly homerun? Basically, Im too pretty to keep running into walls.

The revelation came as a surprise to Twins GM Terry Ryan, who refused to comment. Manager Ron Gardenhire meanwhile, ordered reporters out of the Twins spring training facility after learning of the surprising quote. A teammate, who requested anonymity, said a closed door, expletive-laced team meeting ensued, Joe (Mauer) looked as if he had never heard such language before, the player commented.

What exactly will come of this mini-scandal remains to be seen, but a source close to the team said to expect to see Hunter in his customary position on Opening Day. Stay tuned.

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