So close… Sooooo fucking close to making the greatest catch of all time.
Torii Hunter is 100% a Hall of Famer and anyone who says otherwise has a stick up their ass and doesn’t know what they’re talking about. He was a true five tool player and a key cog for three separate perennial playoff teams. For nearly two decades, he was smack dab in the middle of any debate on who the best center fielder in baseball was. Torii Hunter was true greatness.
But man, any time I think of him now, I get haunted by that play. Only Torii Hunter could’ve snagged that ball in a moment like that, and god damn he was so close to pulling it off. It would’ve changed EVERYTHING. Detroit would’ve gone to the World Series again and they would’ve pounded the shit out of the Cardinals. The Tigers would’ve finally gotten the ring they deserved (their teams were fucking stacked). And Boston sports fans would be slightly less insufferable.
Man, if only…