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    100 Players You Love to Hate

    Adam Dunn shows up in the "Wish you were someone else" division. The article is currently on ESPN's front page.

    75. Adam Dunn, Cincinnati Reds: In the eyes of Reds fans and their hatchet-wielding broadcasters, Dunn's 40 homers and 100 walks a season are a big fluke, and only his high strikeout totals and sketchy defense matter. The abuse has grown so harsh this season, you'd think he sold the recipe for Skyline Chili to Osama.
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    I don't live in Cincinnati. Is this anywhere near being true or a huge exaggeration?

    I'm thinking Dunn doesn't belong in that group.
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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I don't live in Cincinnati. Is this anywhere near being true or a huge exaggeration?
    For the most part it's true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I don't live in Cincinnati. Is this anywhere near being true or a huge exaggeration?

    I'm thinking Dunn doesn't belong in that group.
    Yeah it's a small sample size, but the vast majority of the people I work with consider Dunn to be overpaid and essentially worthless to this team. Despite my efforts to convince them otherwise they still think he's lazy, unmotivated, K's too much and plays terrible defense. As much as I hate to blame them, it's this town's media that has shaped their opinions and I doubt there's much that can be done to change it.

    I do make a point though the day after Dunn has come through in a big moment in the game the night before to point it out and throw out some good Dunn numbers, but I don't seem to be making much headway.
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    Depends. A lot of the radio guys do say those kind of things yes. Some of the news paper guys are coming around.

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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Depends. A lot of the radio guys do say those kind of things yes. Some of the news paper guys are coming around.
    Latley, Thom B, George G and Welsh have all been saying you have to pick up the option also.

    I *think* I remember Fey saying it receintly too.

    Dunn's excellent August and strong September (combined with a BA in the .260 area, right or wrong) has done a lot to quiet down those screaming for him to be axed.

    Frankly, lots of people complain about Dunn because (1) he's an easy target (2) it's one of the few names on the team they actually recognize. I'm talking about casual fans.
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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    The very few people I know in the area think he's useless. I think they're still waiting for the reemergence of Chris Stynes and Alex Ochoa.

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    Seems that the jungle drums calling for Dunn's head have lessened as of late. I don't know if Marty was told to cool it or what.

    It was pretty bad earlier this season (and seasons past).

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    and their hatchet-wielding broadcasters
    Hmm.... Guess it isn't just a Redszone 10 created myth after all.
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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Hmm.... Guess it isn't just a Redszone 10 created myth after all.
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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    And Jeter isn't even on there... hmmm....
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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    Don't see how Adam could make a list of players you love to hate. I figure that list would be primarily comprised of players who are jerks and have character issues regardless of their numbers/performance.
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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Don't see how Adam could make a list of players you love to hate. I figure that list would be primarily comprised of players who are jerks and have character issues regardless of their numbers/performance.
    I agree. Silly list. How did Barry Bonds not make the list?
    How about a list of ignorant "hatchet-wielding broadcasters"?
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    Regarding Dunn, I actually think Cunningham going crazy on Dunn did a world of good. I'm guessing it may have been a wake-up call to the likes of Marty that they were stirring up a lot of hate for a very good baseball player.

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    Re: 100 Players You Love to Hate

    The list was kind of odd but it seemed like a list of players their own fans love to hate which wasn't made clear from reading the explanation. Otherwise why wouldn't Bonds or Jeter be on there? A lot of these guys - especially the QBs - don't exactly make the other teams' fans bring the torchs and pitchforks. Ryan Leaf? I think there are some articles which seemed like a good idea at the time but in the end shouldn't have been written at all, This was one of them.
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