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Procol Harum
06-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Well, we all know the impact of nattering nabobs of negativity in our own lives, and undoubtedly it's a total downer for Adam Dunn to be hearing what a bust-out he's been thus far. Therefore, I've decided that we need to start sending out positive vibes and energy in his direction in the hope that a giant WSI harmonic convergence will begin to resonate deep within his chakras and begin manifesting itself in a .300 batting average and a 12.5 AB/HR rating.

I will begin this effort with a positive affirmation, accentuating some aspect of Mr. Dunn that I find to be a salutary quality:

Thus far, I've been pleasantly surprised with Mr. Dunn's footspeed and base-running ability; for a big guy he gets around the base paths rather decently and is not the base-jamming slug one might've assumed. True, he's not going to make anyone forget Ricky Henderson (Oh, there I go! Positive, Procol, Positive!), but his presence on base--when he gets there (Oh darn! There I go again! The man does know how to accept a base-on-balls!)--is not as bovine as some other Sox sluggers of recent and contemporary memory.

Alrighty! That's a start--who's next? :D:

Soxman219
06-01-2011, 10:15 AM
That one HR he hit in Anaheim was majestic.

Procol Harum
06-01-2011, 10:17 AM
Thank you, Soxman. I was beginning to hope that he found the sound of crickets soothing....

asindc
06-01-2011, 10:20 AM
He has the reputation of being well-liked and respected amongst his teammates.

bluedemon45
06-01-2011, 10:21 AM
He showed how tough he was by taking that pitch off his foot yesterday.

ChiSoxGal85
06-01-2011, 10:25 AM
I thought his appendix was pretty damn funny.

http://twitter.com/#!/DunnsAppendix (http://twitter.com/#%21/DunnsAppendix)

Seriously, though, he knows how to take walks. And I couldn't find any stats to support this, but it appears to me that when he strikes out, he's usually swinging.

kittle42
06-01-2011, 10:35 AM
He's a strapping lad.

Marqhead
06-01-2011, 10:35 AM
Country strong.

miker
06-01-2011, 10:37 AM
Here's hoping that hit last night helps him turn the corner.

WS in 05
06-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Here's hoping that hit last night helps him turn the corner.

He got a hit yesterday?!?!? That's good enough. /thread.

kittle42
06-01-2011, 10:48 AM
He can ground out to RF with the best of them.

skobabe8
06-01-2011, 10:54 AM
He is the best #32 since BA.

Procol Harum
06-01-2011, 10:55 AM
He can ground out to RF with the best of them.

Kittle, Kittle--we nearly had energized him to a 3 for 4 day before that little crack..... :wink:

MarkZ35
06-01-2011, 10:59 AM
Despite his struggles his OBP is still higher than our lead off hitter

hawkjt
06-01-2011, 11:13 AM
With Wakefield on the mound today for the Red Sox,Adam's bat speed should be spot on...look for a bomb today:D:

g0g0
06-01-2011, 11:37 AM
He's been able to put on his pants for every game without fault!

BringHomeDaBacon
06-01-2011, 11:42 AM
For some reason, he reminds me of Will Ferrell who I think is pretty damn funny.

kittle42
06-01-2011, 11:52 AM
For some reason, he reminds me of Will Ferrell who I think is pretty damn funny.

Dunn has displayed just about the same level of baseball skills as Rojo Johnson.

Gavin
06-01-2011, 11:56 AM
I'm willing to bet he can out eat and out-drink me.

voodoochile
06-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Go, Adam, Go!

And don't listen to the haters who will be sure to add "far, far away".

We need your bat big man. You don't need an appendix to hit. It wasn't a lucky appendix; it was just an old bloated one.

Pick up your bat, swing hard in case you hit it, grip it and rip it, do your thing...

tstrike2000
06-01-2011, 12:02 PM
For some reason, he reminds me of Will Ferrell who I think is pretty damn funny.

He also hits like Will Ferrell. But...the positive is I don't think his batting average can get much lower or at least finds his power stroke again.

kittle42
06-01-2011, 12:15 PM
He also hits like Will Ferrell. But...the positive is I don't think his batting average can get much lower or at least finds his power stroke again.

Scary thought - right now, even the great Carlos Pena would have been a better acquisition!

aryzner
06-01-2011, 12:16 PM
I still have faith that Dunn will hit 30+ HR this season. How's that for positive thinking? :D:

RedHeadPaleHoser
06-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Maybe Adam Dunn wasn't motivated due to the fact that the Sox came out of the gate so poorly.

Sox are in 3rd, 7 games up on the Twinkies, 8.5 behind the Toons and 3.5 behind the Kittens.

Be Motivated.

manders_01
06-01-2011, 12:45 PM
Great thread PH! Personally, I'd like to let AD know that I'm just as happy today as I was the day he was acquired...VERY! AD should know that there are still lots of Sox fans behind him!

He can ground out to RF with the best of them.

Dunn has displayed just about the same level of baseball skills as Rojo Johnson.

Scary thought - right now, even the great Carlos Pena would have been a better acquisition!

Is there an actual reason you are ****ting on a positive thread or do you just hate AD that much? :scratch:

kufram
06-01-2011, 01:03 PM
I like this thread.

But some people just cannot be un-negative.

If Adam Dunn comes to the party things are going to happen! It gets closer every day and when the bust out comes all of the faithful will be rewarded. I'm hoping today is the day.

Crestani
06-01-2011, 01:07 PM
He doesn't spit out his gum on the playing field..!!

Marqhead
06-01-2011, 01:10 PM
He doesn't spit out his gum on the playing field..!!

You know, I was thinking about this last night. What's the etiquette there? I'm going to guess the groundskeepers request that they don't spit out gum and whatnot on the field, but you see players spitting seeds and tobacco all the time. Gum would be a bit messier though.

What if it was a long inning and it really lost it's flavor? These are the important questions in life.

PorkChopExpress
06-01-2011, 01:12 PM
He has a 2.667 OPS against Wakefield!

guillensdisciple
06-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Adam Dunn is going to turn it around and help the Sox come back in the race.

October26
06-01-2011, 01:23 PM
Nice thread. :smile:

Weather is warming up here in Chicago, so if Adam can get the ball up into the jet stream, good things will happen (hopefully lots of home runs).

Go Adam Go!

Crooked Number
06-01-2011, 01:42 PM
I really think once he has a huge game he will explode. He just needs the confidence. The guy hasn't forgotten how to hit, i think its mostly mental.

tstrike2000
06-01-2011, 01:49 PM
Scary thought - right now, even the great Carlos Pena would have been a better acquisition!

:o:

Carneyman14
06-01-2011, 02:58 PM
Adam Dunn is a big dude. He can hit balls far

kaufsox
06-01-2011, 03:01 PM
I don't know why, but I think he looks like Bert the Conqueror. Which is a compliment because I love Bert.

Procol Harum
06-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Well, 0-3 with a strikeout so far today--I think we have to try harder, folks--happy thoughts, happy thoughts!!

102605
06-01-2011, 03:14 PM
C'mon Dunn! I still have faith in you. Although Lillibridge just passed him again in HR's.

miker
06-01-2011, 03:20 PM
C'mon Dunn! I still have faith in you. Although Lillibridge just passed him again in HR's.

Now, now...Adam got a ball to the outfield today. That's progress...

kittle42
06-01-2011, 03:28 PM
Is there an actual reason you are ****ting on a positive thread or do you just hate AD that much? :scratch:

I like Adam Dunn.

Procol Harum
06-01-2011, 03:38 PM
Walk in the 7th inning--woo-hoo! Every day, in every way, he's getting better and better....
:bandance:

voodoochile
06-01-2011, 04:36 PM
Walk in the 7th inning--woo-hoo! Every day, in every way, he's getting better and better....
:bandance:

He's good enough. He's smart enough. And damnit people like him...:tongue:

fisk4ever
06-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Nice thread, Spiro.

Adam Dunn is a short, solid name. There is no 'I' in Adam Dunn.

hawkjt
06-01-2011, 05:12 PM
Tempatures are going to be 90,90,89,86,87 the first five days of this next homestand....Adam is going to catch fire at some point and hit like 10 homers in 6 games....just watch...let it be soon.

johnny bench
06-02-2011, 08:13 AM
I've got one...

Adam Dunn's fielding is a perfect 1.000 so far this year. Congratulations!

Yeah, and I really like Big Donkey as his nick.

LongLiveFisk
06-02-2011, 08:37 AM
My phrase "Adam Bomb" is dying to get put to good use. Come on, buddy...

I've got one...

Adam Dunn's fielding is a perfect 1.000 so far this year. Congratulations!

Yeah, and I really like Big Donkey as his nick.

You sure? A little too close to Big Ass, don't you think? :tongue:

Procol Harum
06-02-2011, 09:44 AM
I've got one...

Adam Dunn's fielding is a perfect 1.000 so far this year. Congratulations!

Yeah, and I really like Big Donkey as his nick.

Not feelin' the Donkey luv here, JB--if we must stick with an equine nickname befitting his size, perhaps we should pick a name from a larger member of the family--maybe The Big Mule, or Clyde, as in Clydesdale...

asindc
06-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Not feelin' the Donkey luv here, JB--if we must stick with an equine nickname befitting his size, perhaps we should pick a name from a larger member of the family--maybe The Big Mule, or Clyde, as in Clydesdale...

The Big Donkey is a carry over from his NL days. I don't know if he likes it or not. Maybe we can do a WSI poll for a new nickname and present it to him.

hawkjt
06-02-2011, 11:23 AM
I would implore Sox fans to not boo Adam Dunn this homestand....I know,they pay the money,so they have every right to do it...but,call me crazy,but I do not think it will help him right the ship.

I am praying he gets some hits,so this is not an issue...a game winning homer would be nice. He is here for 4 years and we do not need 4 years of booing the guy.

doublem23
06-02-2011, 11:33 AM
The Big Donkey is a carry over from his NL days. I don't know if he likes it or not. Maybe we can do a WSI poll for a new nickname and present it to him.

Big Sombrero

Moses_Scurry
06-02-2011, 12:02 PM
Not feelin' the Donkey luv here, JB--if we must stick with an equine nickname befitting his size, perhaps we should pick a name from a larger member of the family--maybe The Big Mule, or Clyde, as in Clydesdale...

I would say donkey is a perfect description of the way he has played so far.

As far as my positivity: I liked Dunn when he was on the Reds. I also respect that he was willing to play for the Nationals.

tstrike2000
06-02-2011, 12:28 PM
That despite batting .180 he still has a higher OBP than Juan Pierre? :shrug:

voodoochile
06-02-2011, 12:30 PM
You sure? A little too close to Big Ass, don't you think? :tongue:

Well a big ass is by definition a fat ass so maybe we should just start calling him Cartman...

russ99
06-02-2011, 12:41 PM
Good to see Dunn keep his usual strike zone judgement/patience, most hitters in that kind of slump would be swinging at pitches way out of the zone.

It's leading to more walks than anything else right now, but bodes well for the rest of the season

Hitmen77
06-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Big Sombrero

:rolling:

kellykid
06-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Well a big ass is by definition a fat ass so maybe we should just start calling him Cartman...
:lol::lol::lol:

kittle42
06-02-2011, 01:18 PM
That despite batting .180 he still has a higher OBP than Juan Pierre? :shrug:

Ha, ha! :smile:

Procol Harum
06-02-2011, 02:25 PM
Well a big ass is by definition a fat ass so maybe we should just start calling him Cartman...

His booty isn't fat, it's just big-boned....:smile: