Torii Hunter is ready for anything when he steps to the plate, except a fly over by the Blue Angels. That sort of thing takes him aback.
A 98 MPH fastball straight down the pipe doesn’t faze Hunter one bit, but a multi-million-dollar jet aircraft loudly streaking overhead? Terrifies the living crap out of him.
Most people get patriotic when they see the Blue Angels but Torii just gets freaked.
Don’t worry Torii, it’s not an alien invasion. It’s not Canada coming down to start a war. It’s not Maverick buzzing the tower. It’s just the Cleveland Air Show.
Does this qualify as an unfair home field advantage for the Indians? You don’t see the Blue Angels flying over while Indians players are coming to the plate.
Torii Hunter now has something in common with the entire city of Dublin: they were both scared s–tless by a sudden, unexpected display of military might.
If Hunter now goes into a slump, you can just go ahead and blame the Blue Angels. Everything was fine with Torii’s Swiss-watch hitting rhythm until that damn jet disrupted him.
And he had to wash out his underwear after the game as well.