'Who we should all strive to be' 

March, 10, 2007
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins had finished their batting practice, and players filed in out of the hot sun for the air-conditioned clubhouse.

All except for Torii Hunter. He watched as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays sauntered over to the batting cage, and then he strolled over. The first group of Devil Rays to hit included B.J. Upton, Delmon Young and Elijah Dukes. After shaking hands with Upton -- whom he has known through agent Larry Reynolds -- he introduced himself to Young and Dukes.

Hunter knew the "rap sheet." He knew Upton was charged with drunken driving and Young had tossed a bat at an ump this past summer, and Dukes had the reputation of coming from a rough background.