By now, many have seen the police officer who celebrated David Ortiz's game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS. It has become an iconic image, but Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter wasn't a fan of the cop.
In case you missed it, here's the clutch homer:
Update: Oct. 15, 1 a.m. ET
Hunter took to Twitter on Monday to clarify his comments:
What I said about the Boston cop not helping me in the bullpen last night was all in fun. Don't take it to seriously. I was joking.— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) October 15, 2013
The veteran outfielder is known for joking around, so it's no surprise that he was having fun with the situation.
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MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince tweeted out quotes from Hunter:
Torii Hunter on the Bullpen Cop: "He's supposed to be protect and serve. This son of a gun’s got his hands up! Help me, then cheer, fool!"— Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) October 14, 2013
Here's what Hunter tweeted earlier on Monday:
Tough lost last night. I feel like I played a Sunday night football game. I'm sore right now but I'll be ready to go on Tuesday.— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) October 14, 2013
It's understandable that Hunter was upset given that it had to be a painful experience. He's not happy with how the cop didn't help him, but his team's 6-5 loss makes it even worse.
Hat tip to For The Win for the find.