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    Default So Torii Hunter is kind of a racist...

    Actually saying "kind of" isn't strong enough, he's pretty blatant about it. This has to go down as one of the more ridiculous athlete quotes:

    "People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American," Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter says. "They're not us. They're impostors.

    "As African-American players, we have a theory that baseball can go get an imitator and pass them off as us," Hunter says. "It's like they had to get some kind of dark faces, so they go to the Dominican or Venezuela because you can get them cheaper. It's like, 'Why should I get this kid from the South Side of Chicago and have Scott Boras represent him and pay him $5 million when you can get a Dominican guy for a bag of chips?'


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    Actually saying "kind of" isn't strong enough, he's pretty blatant about it. This has to go down as one of the more ridiculous athlete quotes:

    "People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American," Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter says. "They're not us. They're impostors.

    "As African-American players, we have a theory that baseball can go get an imitator and pass them off as us," Hunter says. "It's like they had to get some kind of dark faces, so they go to the Dominican or Venezuela because you can get them cheaper. It's like, 'Why should I get this kid from the South Side of Chicago and have Scott Boras represent him and pay him $5 million when you can get a Dominican guy for a bag of chips?'


    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseb...undtable_N.htm
    Imagine if Jason Bay or a white player had said something like this???

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    Default Re: So Torii Hunter is kind of a racist...

    This is an old debate. Blacks have abandoned baseball, so what? Hispanics are now the biggest minority in America and they love baseball. That's nothing but good news for baseball fans.
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