Skip to main content

Today's Sports Clip: Torii Hunter befuddled, amused by filthy pitch

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Look at that face Torii Hunter is making.

That's the face of a 38-year-old man who has seen thousands of major league pitches in his lifetime. Yet has never watched anything quite like Yu Darvish's mind-numbingly slow junk ball float at him from the mound.

Watch the clip.

[mlbvideo id="33071327" width="400" height="224" /]

Bleacher Report says that thing fluttered in there at 55 mph. What else can you do but smile at that point?

The internet has had some fun with it.

Business Insider called it a "great reaction." NESN said Hunter had a "processing error," as the pitch scrambled his brain. Deadspin went with "Torii Hunter's Brain Breaks."

It's being described as an Eephus pitch, a slow, junky throw that's pretty uncommon at this point. But it could just be a curveball that has such low velocity, it looks like it was shot in a "Matrix"-like slow-motion scene.

Whatever it was, the former Twin Hunter had no clue what to do with it.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.30.08 AM

Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

state capitol Minnesota

Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.

281699116_10226502238438986_800951410789352812_n

Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.14.37 AM

Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

IMG_3509

Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Minneapolis police

Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

Kris Richard Severin

Inmate who escaped Minnesota prison is captured

The inmate escaped Wednesday morning.

Related