“Hopefully you get miracles,” Guthrie said. “Stolen bases (outs) with the bases loaded and their best hitter up. Stuff like that.”
“The energy for Opening Day, for me it’s a kin to the Super Bowl. It’s kind of an unofficial holiday for Michigan and Detroit. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of it.”
Torii Hunter’s first game back with the Minnesota Twins ended with the outfielder yelling at plate umpire Joe West.
“Hopefully if I’m out I don’t walk to the wrong dugout,” Hunter added jokingly. “We’ll see.”
“There is no weakness of Cabrera” Hunter laughed.
Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night.
“We’re going to miss those guys and those personalities,” Ausmus said, “but I’m not worried about there being a problem in the clubhouse.”
Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract with the Twins, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.
“I called him today and let him know,” Dombrowski said about the soon-to-be 40-year-old veteran.
With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.