Rippiger called Hunter out on a pitch that seemed well outside, and Hunter made sure he knew it was outside. Hunter would get ejected, along with manager Paul Molitor, his first career ejection, then things would get entertaining.
As Hunter was being escorted off he field, he kept arguing, he then threw his elbow guard, shin guards, both batting gloves, and even ripped off his jersey and threw it onto the field.
“We all have bad days,” Hunter said afterwards, “All you need to do is just look at the video and see for yourself.”
“I thought they were cheering that I was arguing for a change,” Molitor said. “When I turned around, I saw the jersey coming off and then I realized that Torii had not reached the end of his … whatever you want to call it.”
Expect Hunter to receive a hefty fine, suspension, or both for his outburst, not just because he threw most of his clothes, but because he also bumped the umpire during the tirade. If Hunter was really mad, he got his anger out, but if he was just trying to fire up a struggling team, he may have gone too far, as a suspension isn’t worth firing up your team.