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icehole3
05-07-2007, 06:01 AM
Im watching my sunday night news and theyre interviewing Josh Hamilton about his great day in front of his dad who's all choked up over his son and they ask Dunn what he thinks as he walks by and he goes, "This is Josh's world and we're all living in it." Now I know he's joking but do we need this dip-sheat saying this is front of a camera. What a hog head. If you dont have anything better than that, dont say anything is my moto. Ok back to regularly scheduled programming.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2007, 06:42 AM
Wow. I've now heard it all from the Dunn bashers.

redsmetz
05-07-2007, 06:51 AM
Im watching my sunday night news and theyre interviewing Josh Hamilton about his great day in front of his dad who's all choked up over his son and they ask Dunn what he thinks as he walks by and he goes, "This is Josh's world and we're all living in it." Now I know he's joking but do we need this dip-sheat saying this is front of a camera. What a hog head. If you dont have anything better than that, dont say anything is my moto. Ok back to regularly scheduled programming.

I didn't see it, but just reading it, how is this allegedly down on Josh? I've heard Dunn speak occasionally about Hamilton's comeback and Dunn, in his lowkey Texas style, has always been laudatory and thrilled for Josh. I agree with the other poster that it seems you're nitpicking here.

KittyDuran
05-07-2007, 07:16 AM
This is from the Reds website...

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/gameday_recap.jsp?ymd=20070506&content_id=1949398&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

Hamilton adds to astonishing start
Rookie outfielder does it all as Reds beat Rockies
By Jeff Wallner / Special to MLB.com

CINCINNATI -- It seems a new chapter is being written daily in the remarkable and improbable story of Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Fewer than 24 hours after falling a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, the 26-year-old rookie hit two.

Hamilton's first career multihomer game highlighted the Reds' 9-3 victory over the Rockies before 27,915 fans Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.

Hamilton, the National League Rookie of the Month for April, batted .429 this week with nine hits, including two home runs, a triple, a double, two walks and a stolen base.

After being away from the game for nearly four years while battling alcohol and drug addiction, Hamilton earned a spot on the Reds' 25-man roster out of Spring Training despite playing just 23 games above Class A.

"Just to be here is a blessing," said Hamilton. "I don't need [drugs] anymore. I have God in my life. A day like today is what makes you love the game. The game's not easy. It's just fun."

Hamilton has eight home runs in 85 at-bats. He leads all NL rookies in batting average (.306), runs (19) and home runs.

"He can be as good as anyone in this game," said Reds manager Jerry Narron. "He enjoys having his life back and being on the field. Having not played for four years, I've been most impressed with his plate discipline."

Reds starter Bronson Arroyo, who admittedly did not have his best stuff Sunday, retired the first nine batters he faced before walking Willy Taveras to begin the fourth inning.

Arroyo (2-2) allowed three earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and fanned seven in earning his second straight victory.

Taveras, trying to advance from first to third base on Troy Tulowitzki's single in the fourth, was thrown out at third on a bullet-like throw from Hamilton.

"That's our MVP over there," said Arroyo, pointing at Hamilton's locker. "He's got a better arm than any of us."

Hamilton, who made a diving catch in Saturday's game, contributed a sliding over-the-shoulder grab in center field in the eighth inning on Sunday.

"I'd rather have good games on defense than offense," said Hamilton. "There were four or five games where I was getting frustrated. I just had to calm myself down. I have to just relax and trust myself and have a good time."

Scott Hatteberg's ground-rule double off Rockies starter Josh Fogg scored Arroyo from second with the Reds' first run. Fogg walked Edwin Encarnacion with the bases loaded to make the score 2-0.

Alex Gonzalez hit his fifth home run of the season in the third to put the Reds ahead, 3-0. Hamilton's two-run opposite-field home run off Fogg made the score 5-0 in the fifth.

Fogg (1-3) allowed five earned runs in five innings to take the loss for Colorado.

It appeared five runs would be enough for Arroyo, but things unraveled just a bit for the right-hander in the sixth.

The Rockies loaded the bases with one out. On the ninth pitch of his at-bat, Todd Helton blooped a single into left field between Adam Dunn and a diving Gonzalez, scoring two runs to make the score 5-2.

"Helton's at-bat really killed me," Arroyo said. "He kept fouling off pitches. The wind pulled that ball into a perfect spot."

Arroyo threw 48 pitches in the sixth. After he walked Brad Hawpe to load the bases with two outs, Narron went to the bullpen.

Right-hander Kirk Saarloos walked pinch-hitter John Mabry to force home Colorado's third run, then he retired Jamey Carroll on a fielder's choice to end the inning.

The Cincinnati bullpen, which has struggled mightily of late, allowed two hits and no earned runs in 3 1/3 innings.

"How 'bout that?" said Narron. "The big thing was Saarloos didn't give in with the bases loaded, and [he] got out of the inning. They're all capable of it."

Ryan Freel, making his first start at second base since July 5, 2006, led off the bottom of the sixth with his first home run of the season on a 3-1 pitch from Rockies reliever Tom Martin, making the score 6-3.

It was Freel's first home run since Sept. 8, 2006. He went 2-for-3 on Sunday with a triple, homer, three walks and three runs scored.

Hamilton hit a solo shot off Alberto Arias with one out in the seventh, giving the Reds a 7-3 lead.

After Jeff Conine added an RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth, Dunn tripled home Encarnacion to close out the scoring.

Freel tripled and scored earlier in the inning, giving the Reds two triples in an inning for the first time since June 29, 2000.

David Weathers pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings to earn his sixth save. It was the first save for the Reds since Weathers closed out a 1-0 victory April 15 at Chicago.

But the story of the day was Hamilton.

With a horde of reporters gathered around his locker, Hamilton traded light-hearted jabs with Dunn from opposite sides of the clubhouse.

"It's Josh Hamilton's world; I'm just trying to live in it," said Dunn.

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

membengal
05-07-2007, 07:43 AM
Overreact much, icehole? Gracious.

redsmetz
05-07-2007, 08:23 AM
Kitty, thanks so much for the context. It really didn't seem in keeping with the way this clubhouse operates.

RedFanAlways1966
05-07-2007, 08:35 AM
With a horde of reporters gathered around his locker, Hamilton traded light-hearted jabs with Dunn from opposite sides of the clubhouse.

"It's Josh Hamilton's world; I'm just trying to live in it," said Dunn.


Just to be clear... Dunn does not equal jerk. Okay, back to your regularly scheduled Dunn-bashing.

Jerry Narron
05-07-2007, 08:44 AM
Dunn is NOT a jerk. He is a great leader in our clubhouse.

RANDY IN INDY
05-07-2007, 09:31 AM
I have never seen any indication that Dunn is a jerk when representing the Cincinnati Reds. Seems to me that he is a low key, country boy type with a dry, self deprecating sense of humor. I have always heard that his teammates love him.

jesusfan
05-07-2007, 09:32 AM
ok... so being funny and playing around with teamates is being a jerk now? man....

Rotater Cuff
05-07-2007, 10:06 AM
I'd rather listen to Dunn than anyone else on the team. He's naturally witty, and loves playing around.
Boring interviews are the norm. My eyes glaze over on most interviews. I miss Todd Jones alot. Enjoy Dunn while you have him!

nate
05-07-2007, 10:11 AM
I'm so glad someone is bringing this up because I've known he's a jerk for a LONG time.

On Monday, February 19, 2007, he said these two words during an interview:


I think

Sunday, May 07, 2007


Josh Hamilton

A testament to premeditation, here's what Beelzadunn had to say on Wednesday, June 30, 2004:


is

Plotting the spread of his clubhouse cancer in the offseason, Idi "Dunn" Amin was overheard saying:


a

And here's the seventh word of a quote from Wednesday, April 05, 2006


tool

I "Dunn" know about you guys, but I don't need any more proof of this guy's bad attitude.

Blue
05-07-2007, 10:16 AM
Well, nate, I'd say that's pretty damning.

So, has anyone considered the possibility that #8 might actually be Jerry Narron?

KoryMac5
05-07-2007, 10:16 AM
Whenever you report a news item you always want to have at least two sources to back that up. Obviously the poster did not do any research into the news item. Thus starting a thread that was a knee jerk reaction to something they saw on the news. Try and understand a concept called context next time.

George Anderson
05-07-2007, 10:30 AM
I also heard dastardly rumors that Dunn cracked a smile after making the final out of the game the other night :runawaycr

Has this man no shame??? :rolleyes:

westofyou
05-07-2007, 10:35 AM
Adam Dunn Reds Piñata, just plain sad.

WMR
05-07-2007, 10:39 AM
Hey Icehole, the jerk store called, they're out of YOU. :D

Roy Tucker
05-07-2007, 10:43 AM
I heard he kicked his dog once and forgot to send his mom a Mother's Day card.

:rolleyes:

RedsBaron
05-07-2007, 10:43 AM
Icehole, your post stinks. Dunn certainly is open to criticism; yes, he is a streaky hitter, he strikes out a lot, he doesn't play particularly good defense, etc.---but I am seen no evidence that Dunn is a "jerk." Your post sure provides no evidence that Dunn is a jerk. Well, it does provide evidence that someone may be a jerk, but it isn't Adam Dunn.

BRM
05-07-2007, 10:44 AM
Hey Icehole, the jerk store called, they're out of YOU. :D

Aren't you the manager of that store? :p:

RedsBaron
05-07-2007, 10:45 AM
If you dont have anything better than that, dont say anything is my moto.

Please follow your motto when posting.;)

WMR
05-07-2007, 10:45 AM
Aren't you the manager of that store? :p:

Not only am I a customer, I'm the President! :laugh:

BRM
05-07-2007, 10:48 AM
Not only am I a customer, I'm the President! :laugh:

I thought I had seen you on the commercials.

WMR
05-07-2007, 10:49 AM
I thought I had seen you on the commercials.

We're running low on the BRM model.

Top seller 15 years straight.

BRM
05-07-2007, 10:50 AM
We're running low on the BRM model.

Top seller 15 years straight.

I'll see if I can clone a few more for you. Do I still get 10% on royalties?

WMR
05-07-2007, 10:51 AM
Hehe of course! ;)

Ltlabner
05-07-2007, 11:01 AM
This thread ranks up there with the one bemoaning Jason LaRue didn't smile and congradulate David Ross after one of his walk off homers (and the one about Dunn smiling post strike out) for sheer sillyness. Do folks really work that hard to make up stuff to moan and gripe about?

I guess so. Sad.

tbball10
05-07-2007, 12:00 PM
i think it is well known that im not the biggest adam dunn fan on here, but this was meant as a compliment to josh. he was basically saying, "josh is a stud."

KronoRed
05-07-2007, 01:32 PM
I bet he wouldn't be such a jerk if he hit more sac flys

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
05-07-2007, 02:14 PM
Well, nate, I'd say that's pretty damning.

So, has anyone considered the possibility that #8 might actually be Jerry Narron?
Sure did, went back and read some of his previous posts and found one where he mentions googleing himself in the shower. No professional baseball coach would make a comment like that on a public web site, that would be suicide. I do think it's funny that this person may actually believe he is Jerry Narron. I really doubt Narron has visited this site or we would be way above five hundred right now.:laugh:

Hey Meat
05-07-2007, 02:16 PM
I don't think he was being a jerk. Alot of guys in baseball are pretty sarcastic. I think that is part of what makes Dunn funny and one of the reasons why people like him so much.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2007, 02:20 PM
Im watching my sunday night news and theyre interviewing Josh Hamilton about his great day in front of his dad who's all choked up over his son and they ask Dunn what he thinks as he walks by and he goes, "This is Josh's world and we're all living in it." Now I know he's joking but do we need this dip-sheat saying this is front of a camera. What a hog head. If you dont have anything better than that, dont say anything is my moto. Ok back to regularly scheduled programming.

You miscomprehended this very poorly (and quite frankly I don't underdstand how).

registerthis
05-07-2007, 02:27 PM
This thread = waste of cyberspace

Degenerate39
05-07-2007, 02:52 PM
Dunn can't catch a break on this board.

coachw513
05-07-2007, 03:11 PM
Im watching my sunday night news and theyre interviewing Josh Hamilton about his great day in front of his dad who's all choked up over his son and they ask Dunn what he thinks as he walks by and he goes, "This is Josh's world and we're all living in it." Now I know he's joking but do we need this dip-sheat saying this is front of a camera. What a hog head. If you dont have anything better than that, dont say anything is my moto. Ok back to regularly scheduled programming.

Note to self: Read sig :rolleyes:

Quite singlehandedly the most outrageous attempt to diminish and discredit Adam Dunn I've seen since, well last week when we tarred and feathered him for cracking a bemused smile at the end of the game last week...:eek:

Hamilton should have gone all "Dibble/Pinella" on him for this one :D

Mr Red
05-07-2007, 03:11 PM
This thread can be debunked by finding the article in which Adam Dunn is quoted as saying that Hamilton is the baseball player he has ever been around...which says something considering that Griffey is playing about 100 feet to his left.

Joseph
05-07-2007, 03:14 PM
As this thread isn't a discussion in particular, and is most likely either a misunderstanding of a comment, or a blatant attempt to bash a player for the sake of nothing more than bashing a player, I'm closing up shop.

Thanks for watching. Tune in tomorrow for more interesting inanity.