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    Dunn wants to finish strong

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    CHICAGO -- Obviously, Reds left fielder Adam Dunn doesn't want to end his season scuffling at the plate.
    Following an 0-for-3 game in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Cubs, Dunn was hitless in his last 13 at-bats and batting .171 since Aug. 1. That included a .206 mark (7-for-34) with runners in scoring position.

    "I definitely want to finish on a high note," Dunn said before Saturday's game. He is batting .237 with 40 home runs and 91 RBIs overall.

    Wrigley Field would be a likely spot for Dunn to snap out of it. He has hit 17 home runs at the ballpark since 2001, the most by a Cubs opponent. But the 26-year-old felt it would take more than a favorable stadium for him to improve.

    "There are a lot of things I'm doing wrong that are contributing to why I stink," Dunn said.

    One issue bothering the lefty swinging Dunn has been getting out in front with his right foot instead of staying back on the ball.

    "I've watched lots of tape, go to the cage and hit a lot," Dunn said. "I've just gotten into a bad habit and I need to get out of it. If I stay back, I'll be fine."
    Looks like he is trying hard to break out of it.

    Is he truly lazy?

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    I bet he is lying. All he really does is eat and play golf.

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Quote Originally Posted by joshnky View Post
    I bet he is lying. All he really does is eat and play golf.
    don't forget the video games and fishing
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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Dunn comes to ballpark ready to play
    Hal McCoy / DaytonDailyNews


    Question: I never read about Adam Dunn taking extra hitting or fielding, nor does he show up early for spring training in top physical condition. Does that mean he is content to be a mediocre player, or has the ghost of Barry Larkin infiltrated the Reds clubhouse? Dave, Miamisburg/Centerville/Beavercreek

    Answer: I heard you were a remedial reader. It often has been written that Dunn takes early batting practice, but you have to pick up a newspaper to read it. Out of shape? The guy is 6-foot-6, 275 pounds and has no fat on his body. I've heard some talk-show geeks say the same thing. Tell it to his face, but wear a football helmet when you do it. Why don't you give it a rest on Larkin. The guy was in better shape at 40 than most guys at 20. And even though he knew there was a chance young players might take his job, he always helped young infielders. And nobody took his job away.


    Q: If Adam Dunn didn't know that Jake Peavy was pitching when Dunn showed up at the clubhouse that day, as you wrote, doesn't that indicate that Dunn does not prepare very well? Jack, Fairborn

    A: He asked that very early in the afternoon. The Reds play a video of that day's opposing pitcher on the clubhouse televisions, and I have often spotted Dunn watching them, more so than most playersHow else can you prepare dream about the opposing pitcher the night before? . (With Peavy it would be a nightmare for the Reds.) If you can't prepare for a pitcher in five hours before a game, which is when most players arrive at the park, you'd be better off staying home, which might be a good idea for the Reds when Peavy pitches.
    http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/con...askhalweb.html
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    if he gets his 100 rbis

    his trade value will be higher

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Out of shape? The guy is 6-foot-6, 275 pounds and has no fat on his body.
    See, I can't take anything else in Hal's answers seriously after this. No fat??? We get it Hal. You like Adam. He's a good old boy who likes fishin' and huntin' ... but please don't try to tell me he "has no fat on his body."

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Quote Originally Posted by osuceltic View Post
    See, I can't take anything else in Hal's answers seriously after this. No fat??? We get it Hal. You like Adam. He's a good old boy who likes fishin' and huntin' ... but please don't try to tell me he "has no fat on his body."
    I read that article and the one today. Whew! I didn't even know where to start. So I just sit here quiet. It doesn't matter anymore. There are two camps and you just have to pick one.... Sad.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    I read that article and the one today. Whew! I didn't even know where to start. So I just sit here quiet. It doesn't matter anymore. There are two camps and you just have to pick one.... Sad.
    As an experienced major league employee of a front office, who understands advance scouting and statistical analysis of major league baseball players, here are two questions.

    What camp do you belong to, TC?

    How would other major league teams view Adam Dunn?
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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Speaking of finishing, Junior has only accumulated 7.4% of his total Reds at bats in the month of September, Dunn on the other hand has played more games in the past 3 years than every player in the National League.

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    See! See! This proves it. DUNN IS LAZY! Using the same rationale as I read on here sometimes, it is obvious with this latest statement.

    "I definitely want to finish on a high note." Good lord... a very lazy way of talking.

    High note? Two 4-letter words... how lazy. He could have been less lazy and used one longer word or a combo of longer words. Verbal laziness is not acceptable. How about: mighty note (6 letters & 4 letters), convincing fashion (two words, 10 & 7 letters), vigorously (10 letters).

    Finish? How about "carry through"... or even "conclude".

    Don't blame me... blame Dunn for this obvious display of verbal laziness.
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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    See! See! This proves it. DUNN IS LAZY! Using the same rationale as I read on here sometimes, it is obvious with this latest statement.

    "I definitely want to finish on a high note." Good lord... a very lazy way of talking.

    High note? Two 4-letter words... how lazy. He could have been less lazy and used one longer word or a combo of longer words. Verbal laziness is not acceptable. How about: mighty note (6 letters & 4 letters), convincing fashion (two words, 10 & 7 letters), vigorously (10 letters).

    Finish? How about "carry through"... or even "conclude".

    Don't blame me... blame Dunn for this obvious display of verbal laziness.
    Come on, Red Fan Always! When has the average baseball player been known for a great command of the English language? After playing all out for a game and getting peppered with questions from media who earn their living with language, Dunn is probably just getting his message across with the most economy he can.

    And you criticize him for using two four-letter words to express himself? To quote you, "Good lord."

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    Quote Originally Posted by EricF View Post
    Come on, Red Fan Always! When has the average baseball player been known for a great command of the English language? After playing all out for a game and getting peppered with questions from media who earn their living with language, Dunn is probably just getting his message across with the most economy he can.

    And you criticize him for using two four-letter words to express himself? To quote you, "Good lord."
    Eric... I thought the sarcasm was obvious. I apologize if it was not. Total sarcasm and nothing else. I am in the Dunn camp!
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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    This is a nice tidbit, but I'm guessing you could ask 30 guys how they'd like to finish the season, and 30 guys would say they wanted to finish the same way Dunn does.

    This story (and I use that term uselessly) "defends" the notion that Dunn is a hard worker as much as the "extra BP wouldn't help" quote "proved" he is lazy.

    Both sides of this argument read way, way too far into these empty generic quotes.

    Thinking Dunn doesn't mind losing is dumb. But going out of your way to prove these people wrong is even dumber.

    Can we create a third side to this infamous Dunn argument? It'll be the side that thinks both the other sides are nuts for wasting their time.

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    He couldn't finish much weaker than he's been...

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    Re: Dunn wants to finish strong

    A little late for that, unfortunately.
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