wasn’t weird enough, consider the plight of reliever
on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
He picked up the win. And some bird excrement in the process.
We're not joking.
Hunter was in the bullpen, about to enter in the 16th inning, when one of many seagulls at
“I was minding my own business, not doing anything. I thought it was [reliever
It was good luck for reporters because Hunter is one of the best quotes in the Orioles' clubhouse.
"I was getting ready to go warm up and it went [plop] and I looked at it and everyone started laughing. I had bird [droppings] on my head."
He pitched with his hat soiled. And he wasn't happy.
"It's my favorite hat," he said. "It sucks. It's terrible."
He said he couldn't ask for a teammate's cap because his head is too big.
"I have 7 5/8's. I got a huge dome. A large landing zone, I guess," he said. "I don't know. That was wild. I've never been [dropped] on before."
Then he paused. OK, Hunter said, maybe figuratively, but not literally.
At one point in between innings, pitching coach Rick Adair took the hat over to