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What they're saying in baseball

Quotes of the week from Torii Hunter, Dan Uggla and Brett Wallace

August 31, 2013
  • Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter is greeted at home plate by Victor Martinez and other teammates after hitting a three-run, walk-off home run against the A's on Thursday at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter is greeted at home plate by Victor Martinez… (Duane Burleson / Getty Images )

"I was so excited I nearly passed out running the bases."

—Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter on his walkoff home run Thursday, capping a four-run ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics.

"It was not a huge problem in everyday life. But when you are trying to make a living by hitting a baseball, it can create a problem."

—Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, activated from the disabled list Wednesday after laser surgery improved his vision from 20/30 to 20/15.

"If you're playing fantasy football, if your team's beating him, you can never get a rise out of him. That's half the fun when you're with your buddies. If my fantasy team is beating his, I want to see him get fired up or get going. He just never gives you that."

—Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace, to the Houston Chronicle, on the team's quiet third baseman, Matt Dominguez.

—Bill Shaikin

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