Thursday, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter appeared on the MLB Network program “Hot Stove,” which was airing live from baseball’s winter meetings at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Not surprisingly, Hunter was asked his opinion regarding the Angels’ audacious acquisitions of superstar first baseman Albert Pujols and high quality starting pitcher CJ Wilson.
In a far from shocking development, Hunter could not have been more pleased with the day’s news.
The nine-time Gold Glove winner first expressed his personal glee, as it relates to Angels players and their fans.
Earlier this week, shortstop Jose Reyes agreed to a six-year/$106 million contract with the newly named Miami Marlins. After spending the last nine seasons with the New York Mets, the four-time All-Star elected to follow the path of numerous other New York area residents, by packing up the car and taking his talents to South Beach, or at least the broader South Florida region. Reyes joins an I-95 migration that has been underway for decades.
During Reyes' first press conference as a Marlin, the 28-year-old announced that his family will most likely be relocating to the South Florida area on a full-time basis. This means the year-round North Shore of Long Island (NY) resident will almost certainly be leaving his present New York based life behind.
The 5-8, 175 pound sophomore cornerback is the most exciting defensive player in the nation and is positively electric returning punts. But, the Heisman largely goes to quarterbacks and running backs, defenders are rarely considered. In fact, the last Heisman winner who played on the defensive side was Charles Woodson, then of Michigan in 1997.
In his first season as a starter, Mathieu, a native of New Orleans, was selected as the SEC defensive player of the year.
Mathieu and his Tiger teammates will battle Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans.
Just in case sports fans are experiencing a bit of a withdrawal from not seeing the now legendary Joe Kapp vs. Angelo Mosca altercation video in a few days, we at iFollowSports wanted to once again provide that much needed fix.
To recap, apparently, there is still plenty of animosity over the 1963 Grey Cup and a hit made by Hamilton Tiger Cats Angelo Mosca on a British Columbia Lions running back.
In front of a startled audience at an event surrounding this year's Grey Cup, Joe Kapp, who was the QB for British Columbia, went after Mosca, punching him twice before Mosca responded by hitting Kapp on the head with his cane. After his career with Hamilton, Mosca had a long run as a professional wrestler, but onlookers insist the fracas was on the level.