March 22, 2011

Torii Hunter's Kid Got His Father's Ups

With the Barry Bonds perjury trial kicking into gear...we're bound to be inundated with clips of the seven-time MVP.

One highlight we won't see (because it involves Bonds being robbed of a home run instead of hitting one)...comes from the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee.

You know the clip, right?

Bonds sends what appears to be a towering home run to right-center field. Torii Hunter (then with the Minnesota Twins) jumps up and catches the ball over the wall.  I'd show you the thing, but since MLB.com doesn't allow embedding video...I can't.

Well, you know the old adage "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"? Torii Hunter Jr., the son of the nine-time Gold Glove winning outfielder from the Los Angeles Angels would like to prove that saying true.

Check out the clip of the Torii Jr. throwing one down.

Dude is just 15 and a shophomore at Prosper High School in Texas. And you just know, given how many home runs his old man has stolen from over the wall in his career...it’s a safe bet he’s dunked a few in his life too!


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