Torii Hunter, the Twins and baseball

Sure he takes some wild crazy swings that leave the fans saying, "What in the world was he thinking!"

But check out these stats of Torii Hunter...
Torii Hunter hit another home run Monday, giving him 15 in his last 36 games, since Aug. 18 and 30 on the season, a personal record. Apparently inside the dome, when it rains, it pours. Hunter joins Justin Morneau (who hit his 34th later Monday) as Twins players with at least 30 homers this year. Before this, the Twins had not had a player with at least 30 home runs since 1987, when Gary Gaetti, Tom Brunansky and Kent Hrbek all did it. The only team that has not had a pair of 30-homer players since the Twins last did it is the Royals, who last did it in 1985 (George Brett and Steve Balboni).

The only major league player with as many home runs as Hunter since Aug. 18 is Ryan Howard who has 16. No one else has more than 13 over that time. - from ESPN

This has been one of the most exciting baseball/Twins seasons that I can remember. Four months ago everyone was riding the Twins off and debating whether to trade Hunter and start rebuilding the club. Now we're headed to the play-offs. Sweet!