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nate
07-11-2008, 10:29 AM
It went far (http://www.hittrackeronline.com/detail.php?id=2008_2480&type=hitter). Like, 485 feet far:

http://www.hittrackeronline.com/parks/wrigleyfield_rings_2008_2480.jpg

Joseph
07-11-2008, 10:33 AM
And the big ol' bounce too.

nate
07-11-2008, 10:51 AM
And the big ol' bounce too.

It almost bounced back in! That would've been awesome if it did. Dunn's blast throws itself back onto the field.

redsmetz
07-11-2008, 10:54 AM
In the Sun Times, the wrote noted "Piniella said he lost track of how many homers the Reds hit. 'I know the one Dunn hit counted for two,' he cracked."

John Fay must have blinked because he wrote, "Adam Dunn hit one that might still be rolling down Sheffield Avenue," giving the image of how far it was hit, but completely missing the most dramatic point as Joseph correctly noted; the bounce that almost sent it back into the ballpark. And it was there in an instant.

RichRed
07-11-2008, 11:07 AM
How much does Dunn like hitting in Wrigley?

23 HRs and a line of .286/.419/.664/1.083 OPS in 60 games. That's how much.

If you must trade Dunn, please make sure it's not to the Cubs.

RedsManRick
07-11-2008, 11:12 AM
I love the shot of the fans on the roof across the street standing up as if they'd have a chance to catch it. It reminded me of the one Glenallen Hill (I think) hit that actually hit the facade of a building on the other side of waveland.

Redny
07-11-2008, 11:19 AM
More details on the HR and bounce here....

http://www.ballhawk.net/updates/

OnBaseMachine
07-11-2008, 11:47 AM
That was a shot. 485 feet is right about what I figured it would be. IIRC that's the longest homerun of the year.

dougdirt
07-11-2008, 11:52 AM
That was a shot. 485 feet is right about what I figured it would be. IIRC that's the longest homerun of the year.

You recall correctly sir

Homer Bailey
07-11-2008, 01:49 PM
Almost hit my apartment. Ridiculous.

The Baumer
07-11-2008, 03:11 PM
If the court approves and Adam Dunn can get his name legally changed to Ryan Howard (or anything that isn't Adam Dunn), we might just be able to see him hit those long shots in a All Star home run derby someday.