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    Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    It went far. Like, 485 feet far:

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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    And the big ol' bounce too.

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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    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.
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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    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.
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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    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.

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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    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.
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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    More details on the HR and bounce here....

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

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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    That was a shot. 485 feet is right about what I figured it would be. IIRC that's the longest homerun of the year.

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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    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

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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    Almost hit my apartment. Ridiculous.

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    Re: Dunn's Wrigley Blast

    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.


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