* Jay Bruce needs to learn to read the blog. Dunn just called him and told him he was in the lineup for the first game and wondered where he was. As soon as Dunn hung up, he was going to call him back and tell him he was just kidding, but his teammates won’t let him. “That’s wrong, messing with a guy’s sleep,” Dunn said.
“It’s his fault he’s a rookie,” said a Reds official.
Well, Jay showed up, poured himself a bowl of cereal and found a name scratched out and written in.
“I checked it six times yesterday, and I swear I wasn’t on it,” he said.
At this point, you can see Dunn feels bad. He actually did take a vote about calling Bruce back and telling him it was a joke. Dunn was the only vote for calling him back.
During his bowl of cereal, Bruce said to Dunn, “I really appreciate you calling me and letting me know.”
At that point, Dunn went where Bruce couldn’t see him and was visably mad. Basically, he ended up feeling worse than Bruce did about the whole trick.
It was only when Dunn and Griffey were together and Bruce came up to say something else when Dunn threw his arms around him, started laughing and said, “I”m sorry, man.”
You could tell Bruce had a good idea the joke was on him, but still didn’t want to take the chance.
“It was the Dusty line that got me,” Bruce said.
When Dunn was on the phone, he told Bruce, “It’s OK, I’ll just tell Dusty you’re sleepy.”
And there, apparently, Bruce felt the 1% chance it wasn’t a joke wasn’t worth taking and came in.
Dunn flipped him a $20, and told him to get breakfast on him.
“I feel worse than he does,” Dunn said.