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Angels Torii Hunter Racist Comments Against Latino Players?

by Steve Hastings on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Angels Torii Hunter Racist Comments Against Latino Players? A wise person once told me that it was ‘better to remain silent when and/if I had nothing good to say’. This is an advice that no one bothered to let Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s center fielder, Torii Hunter know about, as he is once again making headlines not because of his play, but for running his mouth.

Angels Torii Hunter Racist Comments Against Latino Players?The 3-time All-Star is causing plenty of controversy with his most recent sound off about African-American players in the game of baseball, or lack thereof and African-Americans' “theory” about the current state of baseball.

But he didn't stop there, as Hunter took it one step too far this time, saying some pretty stupid things that apparently haven’t been well received in the baseball world, especially by the Latino players.

“People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African-American. They're not us. They're impostors,” Hunter said. “Even people I know come up and say: ‘Hey, what color is Vladimir Guerrero? Is he a black player?’ I say, ‘Come on, he's Dominican. He's not black.’

“As African-American players, we have a theory that baseball can go get an imitator and pass them off as us. 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,” he added. “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?' … I'm telling you, it's sad.”

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