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Unassisted
02-14-2007, 10:21 AM
http://blogs.chron.com/baseballblog/archives/2007/02/already_in_flor_1.html


Porter's Adam Dunn, the Cincinnati Reds slugger from New Caney High, and Chris Sampson met this winter training together in Tomball with Dennis Fay at Texas Sports Medicine. Kip Wells also trains there.
Dunn has agreed to do a Q&A with Sampson giving the questions. The Chronicle also has added some questions.


Chris Sampson: How did you feel going 0-for-4 off me last year? I faced you four times. A couple of groundouts, a couple pop ups.
Adam Dunn: First off, I faced you four times and you didn't punch me, I would say that would be a moral victory for myself. But do not miss your location.
Sampson: What pitch do you struggle with the most?
Dunn: I would say like most hitters in the league would say, fastball right down the middle.
Sampson: Are you ever going to fulfill on your offer to take me hunting on your ranch and take me and my wife out to dinner?
Dunn: The hunting all depends on if I go 0-for-4 off ya again. But no matter what happens, I will take your wife to dinner. I guess you can come too.
Sampson: Who's the best non-Astros major-leaguer from the Houston area right now?
Dunn: Would say that Carl Crawford is right now.
Sampson: What was your favorite part of our workouts this offseason?
Dunn: Afterward going to Mel's watching you drive through a ditch in your wife's new Tahoe. (By the way, Adam, Heather just found out for the first time how her Tahoe ended up with red mud. Thanks for the added tension. JJO)
Houston Chronicle: Who was your favorite Astros player growing up?
Dunn: Alan Ashby
Chronicle: Nolan Ryan or Roger Clemens? Who was the greatest pitcher to wear an Astros uniform?
Dunn: Charlie Kerfield
Chronicle: Which Astros pitcher would you rather not face?
Dunn:Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... Chris Sampson. LOL. LOL. I would say Roy because he dominates us every year.
Chronicle: How are you feeling heading into camp. Do you like the Reds' chances in the NL Central?
Dunn: I feel great going into spring. We will have to play as good as we can every single night. I think the Central is the most difficult division in baseball.




Adam Dunn shot some questions back to Chris Sampson:
Dunn: Since you are having a boy, what are you going to name him? That was my wife Rachel's question. Sorry.
Sampson: It was going to be Adam until I met you. Then I changed it to Christopher James. I'm naming him after my dad and me. My father's name is James Edward, but you know he goes by Eddie.

Dunn: What is your most effective pitch and why?
Sampson: A four-seam fastball right between No. 44. Seriously, though, my No. 1 pitch is a sinker. You should know. You're 0-for-4 off me. I got you to pop up on a curveball and a slider. The two groundouts were on sinkers."


Dunn: Time to get you in some trouble. Which Astro is the cheapest, (besides yourself), when it comes to tipping at a restaurant?
Sampson: How could I put this? I wouldn't know because I don't think there's anybody cheaper than me. Shoot. I guess you'd know I'd be nervous about answering this question. Give a rookie a break, man. I wouldn't know. I've never paid for anything. My boys always took care of me.

Unassisted
02-14-2007, 10:25 AM
The post a couple of days before leading up to the Dunn Q&A is funny, too.

http://blogs.chron.com/baseballblog/archives/2007/02/allstar_adam_du.html


Chris got on the phone with his good friend and new off-season workout partner Adam Dunn, the Cincinnati Reds' slugger and former New Caney High star quarterback.

I've convinced Chris to ask Dunn if he'd like to do a Q&A session with us for the blog.

At around 5:35 p.m., I officially asked my first dumb question of spring training.

"Ask, Adam if he has Internet access?" I urged Chris. Sadly, Chris didn't save me. Brian McTaggart, the pride of Pasadena, surely would have said, "Jesus, that's a stupid question. You ask it. I'm not asking it."

Dunn responded by saying, "Is it 2007? Everybody has Internet. Just because I'm from Porter and I went to New Caney High doesn't mean I don't know how to use Internet."

Despite the silly question, Dunn has agreed to do the Q&A. We've already e-mailed him the questions. Hopefully, we'll get the answers soon.

Chip R
02-14-2007, 10:44 AM
So Adam did get married. Funny stuff.

membengal
02-14-2007, 10:45 AM
Unassisted, thanks for the heads up. That's hysterical. I love Dunn's sense of humor. Absolutely love it.

flyer85
02-14-2007, 11:51 AM
I do remember Charlie Kerfeld ... he was a very big boy.

MWM
02-14-2007, 12:38 PM
Adam is hilarious, although I question the validity of anything claiming that Adam is actually working out in the off-season. We all know how lazy he is.

KronoRed
02-14-2007, 02:01 PM
Good stuff.

creek14
02-14-2007, 02:25 PM
Dunn: Since you are having a boy, what are you going to name him? That was my wife Rachel's question. Sorry.


My parents almost named me Rachel. Seriously. Old family name.

But nooooooooooooo, they had to go with creek.

That's the only thing that stood between me and Adam getting married.

Well, that, my husband, and the 24 year age difference.

Good interview. Thanks for posting.

Heath
02-14-2007, 02:27 PM
My parents almost named me Rachel. Seriously. Old family name.

But nooooooooooooo, they had to go with creek.

That's the only thing that stood between me and Adam getting married.

Well, that, my husband, and the 24 year age difference.

Good interview. Thanks for posting.

Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.

vaticanplum
02-14-2007, 04:44 PM
Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Or a good relationship.

remdog
02-14-2007, 04:54 PM
That whole dialog was funny. I enjoyed it and it'll be interesting to see how they do against each other this year. This time next year, AD just might have the upper hand. (At least I think so. :) )

Rem

MaineRed
02-16-2007, 12:33 PM
Adam is hilarious, although I question the validity of anything claiming that Adam is actually working out in the off-season. We all know how lazy he is.

Well the cart path doesn't always take you right to your ball.

Highlifeman21
02-16-2007, 05:00 PM
Well the cart path doesn't always take you right to your ball.

I'm sure where he plays allows either the scatter rule, or the 90 degree rule.

I'm very confident there's not much walking to and or from his ball to his cart.