Re: Dunn traded to DBacks
So I get back from a well-earned vacation and delve into a plethora of emails only to learn that Dunn's been traded for a local guy who played at...OSU (for me, this would be like the Vikings trading for QB Derek Anderson...)
<pauses to get a grip>
Dallas Buck is from Newberg, that's where I've lived for 10+ years. I've never met him, but I have a "baseball" friend who's a Beaver (we "usually" get along, even though I'm a Duck.) I sent my friend a couple of emails to get a "hometown scouting report" on DB
(Here's the gist)
gm: Did you know Buck when he lived in Newberg?
gm's friend: Yes. I have known his dad for 30+ years. Dallas played little league against my middle son, and Legion with him. A tremendous athlete with a small head.
gm: Small head as in hat size, or as in not too bright?
gm's friend: Big head as in ego, small head as in intellect. He had problems staying eligible in HS, and showed up to basketball practice drunk. He was the starting QB as a sophomore on the NHS football team that lost in the last quarter to North Medford in the quarterfinals. I also saw him sit in the outfield and cry at a baseball tourney when he got knocked out of the box. He could be a psycho, but has calmed some in the ensuing years.
So, there you have it. Most of us have done things we regret in our high school-college years. But since he's from around here I thought I'd pass along the background info
Never overlook the obvious