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redsrule2500
05-04-2006, 09:34 PM
It seems like he trots to the ball, and picks it up in slow motion when compared to other players.

I'm sure you all agree.

dougdirt
05-04-2006, 09:43 PM
Yes I do.

HotCorner
05-04-2006, 09:49 PM
Carlos Lee says hi.

redsrule2500
05-04-2006, 09:57 PM
Carlos Lee says hi.

I'm talking Reds here:thumbup:

Johnny Vander m
05-04-2006, 09:57 PM
Leave Dunn alone. Everybody can't be a Gold Glover. Everybody can't hit 40 plus home runs every year. The Reds are in first place so quitcha bittchen.
Enjoy the Reds and the games.

flyer85
05-04-2006, 10:23 PM
Really, I just saw him catch a flyball and he didn't even move. Lazy bum.

Team Clark
05-04-2006, 10:25 PM
This is the subject that will not go away. Adam is not fleet afoot or "agressive" at times but he's a Red and that's that.

Nugget
05-04-2006, 10:32 PM
I think the word they are looking for is hustle. He may just be a graceful fielder moving so that it seems as if the ground stays still.

dougdirt
05-04-2006, 10:32 PM
Yeah, I am not Dunn hating so much. He just is slow and takes bad routes so it seems like he takes his sweet time.

westofyou
05-04-2006, 10:43 PM
It seems like he trots to the ball

Ever see Yao on a fast break?

Tall guys running is not exactly a study in the beauty of movement.

CTA513
05-04-2006, 11:26 PM
It seems like he trots to the ball, and picks it up in slow motion when compared to other players.

I'm sure you all agree.

Kind of like the broken version of Griffey that the Reds have in CF.

Sabo Fan
05-04-2006, 11:31 PM
It seems like he trots to the ball, and picks it up in slow motion when compared to other players.

I'm sure you all agree.

He also K's too much, doesn't hit well with runners in scoring position, and doesn't take baseball seriously. I also heard that he doesn't like babies or puppies. Why do the Reds keep this guy around?

WVRedsFan
05-04-2006, 11:36 PM
When you are s big as Adam Dunn, you just don't move fast. Find another 6-5 (or whatever he is) outfielder who moves much faster.

As to the crack about Griffey, he hasn't played in weeks. He's hurt and piling on is just not good form.

wheels
05-05-2006, 12:25 AM
I think he's been playing a little more tentatively since his Opening Day debacle.

It doesn't really concern me, though. I still like his arm, and his bat more than makes up for anything he lacks in the field.

I still think he should be playing first base, though.

919191
05-05-2006, 12:31 AM
I would trade 20 home runs and 250 points of his OPS for a bit of 'scrappiness". :rolleyes:

M2
05-05-2006, 01:01 AM
It seems like he trots to the ball, and picks it up in slow motion when compared to other players.

I'm sure you all agree.

And I ask this sincerely, when did so many folks in Ohio become cannibals and start eating their own?

I can understand carping about lousy players and putting your digs into them, at least that's got therapeutic value. Yet it's like good, young players are a yahoo magnet in this market. I don't get it.

I can understand if someone wants to say Dunn isn't a good LF or that the team should move him to 1B or that he should be a DH so the Reds should look to trade him over the next year. That would at least be a discussion about Dunn's merits as a player.

But instead we're treated to this incisive dissection of Dunn's character. If only he weren't so lazy.

It's perverse I tell you.

SteelSD
05-05-2006, 01:42 AM
And I ask this sincerely, when did so many folks in Ohio become cannibals and start eating their own?

I can understand carping about lousy players and putting your digs into them, at least that's got therapeutic value. Yet it's like good, young players are a yahoo magnet in this market. I don't get it.

I can understand if someone wants to say Dunn isn't a good LF or that the team should move him to 1B or that he should be a DH so the Reds should look to trade him over the next year. That would at least be a discussion about Dunn's merits as a player.

But instead we're treated to this incisive dissection of Dunn's character. If only he weren't so lazy.

It's perverse I tell you.

He ain't Pete Rose.

That being said, Pete Rose wasn't even Pete Rose.

I have a theory that many fans don't like players on their favorite team because they're not players they imagined they once saw or heard about from folks who imagined they saw them.

pedro
05-05-2006, 01:52 AM
what a sack of crap.

http://petcaretips.net/hecklejeckle.gif

indubitably

KronoRed
05-05-2006, 01:55 AM
I'm sure you all agree.
No :)

BCubb2003
05-05-2006, 01:57 AM
It's interesting to go back and look at the grief DiMaggio and Williams got from their fans.

Ron Madden
05-05-2006, 03:54 AM
We all have opinions.

I'd love to see Adam Dunn play 1B in a Reds uniform for the next decade.

That dosen't mean Adam dogs it in LF.

Dunns talent is in the batters box and it is a very rare talent.

OnBaseMachine
05-05-2006, 06:34 AM
I'm sure you all agree.

We all agree that this was a lazy post. :)

penantboundreds
05-05-2006, 07:00 AM
this again? come on

StillFunkyB
05-05-2006, 07:12 AM
Carlos Lee says hi.

As does Manny Ramirez.

creek14
05-05-2006, 07:18 AM
:sleep: :deadhorse :sleep:

Roy Tucker
05-05-2006, 07:19 AM
It seems like he trots to the ball, and picks it up in slow motion when compared to other players.

I'm sure you all agree.
And sometimes his shirt is untucked. His hair often needs combing.

I heard he didn't send a card to his mom on her birthday.

TeamCasey
05-05-2006, 07:48 AM
I heard his Momma is so ugly her pillow cries at night.

RedFanAlways1966
05-05-2006, 07:57 AM
I assume this thread was started b/c Adam does not do his best 100-yard dash for a ball that is an obvious double. Can the thread starter point out times this year where an extra base was taken by the opposing hitter/runner b/c Adam Dunn was being "lazy"? Good luck finding evidence to back it up.

GAC
05-05-2006, 09:50 AM
Yeah, I am not Dunn hating so much. He just is slow and takes bad routes so it seems like he takes his sweet time.

Evelyn Wood? ;)

Saw him hustle and cut off some balls the other day rocketed into the corner. Good, solid throw that held the runner at 3B. Also didn't he end the game the other day by rushing in on a shallow hit ball to make the catch?

We all know he is not a GGer. But lazy is simply a ridiculous accusation.

Someone say that to his face! :lol:

deltachi8
05-05-2006, 09:58 AM
steel beat me to it.

Ya know, Pete ROse hustled....

Ya know Les, Pete Rose played First Base....

Ya know Les, Pete Rose played RIght Field...

Chip R
05-05-2006, 10:05 AM
steel beat me to it.

Ya know, Pete ROse hustled....

Ya know Les, Pete Rose played First Base....

Ya know Les, Pete Rose played RIght Field...

Loved that episode. I like to reference it when someone talks about a player should switch positions. :laugh:

westofyou
05-05-2006, 10:06 AM
So much for the ORG filter eh?

Chip R
05-05-2006, 10:08 AM
So much for the ORG filter eh?

Nothing's perfect.

westofyou
05-05-2006, 10:17 AM
Nothing's perfect.
Tell that to some of the "Reds" fans around here... (whoops.. don't want to get dinged for that like my other dig at them yesterday :laugh: )

Falls City Beer
05-05-2006, 10:20 AM
Tell that to some of the "Reds" fans around here... (whoops.. don't want to get dinged for that like my other dig at them yesterday :laugh: )

Roaches. They'll thrive long after we're gone.

WebScorpion
05-05-2006, 10:55 AM
Can't we just remove this thread? I vote yes. :thumbdown

The idea that a professional athlete can be 'lazy' is just absurd.
Taking potshots from your keyboard, however, is inherently lazy. :D

traderumor
05-05-2006, 11:05 AM
I saw Willie Stargell pick his nose in left field in a game at Riverfront once.

registerthis
05-05-2006, 11:11 AM
Ever see Yao on a fast break?

Tall guys running is not exactly a study in the beauty of movement.

yeah, like this guy:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1625000/images/_1626514_bol_150.jpg

smith288
05-05-2006, 11:19 AM
If Dunn ran a 4.3 40 and threw the ball it would STILL be a double.

registerthis
05-05-2006, 11:31 AM
If Dunn ran a 4.3 40 and threw the ball it would STILL be a double.

I heard Dunn clubs seals with the candy that he steals from babies.

Just sayin'.

RedsManRick
05-05-2006, 11:52 AM
I heard Dunn clubs seals with the candy that he steals from babies.

Just sayin'.

Well, he tries to club them, but usually he swings and misses.

registerthis
05-05-2006, 11:53 AM
Well, he tries to club them, but usually he swings and misses.

bah-dum BING!

LINEDRIVER
05-05-2006, 01:28 PM
It's interesting to go back and look at the grief DiMaggio and Williams got from their fans.

Can you imagine what 'Baseball Tonight' could of done with this??

MAY 11, 1950… After fans boo him for misplaying a ball, Ted Williams makes an inappropriate gesture three times to the Red Sox fans sitting in the outfield stands. Williams offers up the one-finger salute to the folks sitting in the LF seats, the CF stands, and not to leave anybody out, the boo-birds in the RF stands.

During his next at bat, as the booing continues, Williams shows his displeasure by stepping out of the batter's box to make a spitting motion at the fans.

APRIL 30, 1952(How easy we forget)...Thirty-three-year-old Ted Williams makes his first start since pulling a leg muscle on Opening Day. In his last at-bat before returning to the Marines for duty in the Korean Conflict, Williams smacks a game-winning two-run homer off Detroit's Dizzy Trout in the 5-3 Red Sox win. The 'Splendid Splinter' is serenaded with 'Auld Lang Syne' by the fans on 'Ted Williams Day' in Boston.

gm
05-05-2006, 01:56 PM
yeah, like this guy:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1625000/images/_1626514_bol_150.jpg

I'll never forget the sight of Bol sitting on his wallet in front of the scorer's table...his knees were higher than his head...reminded me of a grasshopper

Blimpie
05-05-2006, 02:00 PM
I'll never forget how natural the boxer version of Manute looked during his weigh-in....

http://www.wizznutzz.com/images/bol_box1.jpg

KronoRed
05-05-2006, 02:29 PM
Roaches. They'll thrive long after we're gone.
http://www.killsbugsdead.com/i/raid_home_peglar_24.jpg

zombie-a-go-go
05-05-2006, 04:19 PM
Nothing's perfect.

Save Y.T.

'S ok, I know you just forgot. :)

REDJAKE
05-05-2006, 07:38 PM
I hate to keep saying it but the guy is taylor made for the DH and you can move him anywhere and his best position is still DH.GO CINCY!!!!!

deltachi8
05-05-2006, 07:58 PM
Nothing's perfect.

Except a good coffee crisp bar.

WMR
05-05-2006, 08:52 PM
He's not lazy.

He just looks like a stampeding water buffalo when he runs after a ball.

(And I mean that in a GOOD way!!!) ;) :laugh:

gonelong
05-05-2006, 10:03 PM
So much for the ORG filter eh?

Time for a third tier. :)

deltachi8
05-05-2006, 10:33 PM
Time for a third tier. :)

how about just starting a new board and not invuting us regular scum?

:)

KronoRed
05-05-2006, 10:40 PM
how about just starting a new board and not invuting us regular scum?

:)
Too hard

I prefer public executions :devil:

wheels
05-06-2006, 12:35 AM
gO rEdsZ!

StillFunkyB
05-08-2006, 08:28 AM
gO rEdsZ!

:laugh:

Ravenlord
05-08-2006, 08:31 PM
when i first moved down here, i walked to UC and sat down for a few minutes and watched the football team practice. there was a tall braod dude (#51?) and a shorter moderate sized guy (#34) lined up side-by-side for a 40 yard dash.

without fail, the tall guy looked like he was dogging it, but the short guy looked like he was going all out. the tall dude won the race by a little more than a full stride.

almost all tall guys look slower than they really are when they run.

i believe it was the 6'7" Billy Ashley who scouts rated as a 67-70 in speed, but took a lot of grief for taking 'lazy' routes to the ball.

George Foster
05-08-2006, 11:33 PM
Yeah, I am not Dunn hating so much. He just is slow and takes bad routes so it seems like he takes his sweet time.

Think about it. Have you ever seen a really big guy run well? They all look awkward and slow. He's not lazy. Trust me, he only wants to be on sportscenter hitting not screwing up in the outfield.

Wheelhouse
05-09-2006, 01:16 AM
I agree. But watch it, in the game the SABR guys watch (it's called "Notmakingouts", and they're pushing to make it the national pastime) he's their baby. Like Caesar's wife, Dunn is beyond reproach. As for me, his fielding has gotten worse since he came up--he'll probably improve during the year when he gets into baseball shape and starts losing a little bit of that double-chin. Too bad he couldn't have shown up to ST in a little sharper shape--he could be a servicable OF--he was, after all, a Division I quarterback and could be more athletic in the field.

Ron Madden
05-09-2006, 04:17 AM
Weht Bf ?


J/k

westofyou
05-09-2006, 10:50 AM
I agree. But watch it, in the game the SABR guys watch (it's called "Notmakingouts", and they're pushing to make it the national pastime) he's their baby.You know the board really needs more insight like the above, it fosters such a deep resource for sharing information about the game we all love.


He'll probably improve during the year when he gets into baseball shape and starts losing a little bit of that double-chin. Too bad he couldn't have shown up to ST in a little sharper shape--he could be a servicable OF-

Now that's funny!!

Blimpie
05-09-2006, 01:44 PM
Tsk, tsk....Haven't we already learned from Derrick Turnbow that the chin does not necessarily make the ballplayer?

http://www.redszone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3583&d=1146584968

KronoRed
05-09-2006, 04:11 PM
gO rEdsZ!
OMG THE REDZ ARE THE ROXR!