Adam Dunn: “It’s Josh Hamilton’s world; I’m just trying to live in it.”

Dunner, we love you here at Redleg Nation…but we agree.

.306 Batting Average
.398 On-Base Percentage
.671 Slugging Percentage (2nd in the NL…behind Barry Bonds)
8 Home Runs (tied for 5th…with Dunn)

I’ve never seen anything like this in a lifetime of following sports.

Now that Dunn (902 OPS) and Ken Griffey (971 OPS) are hitting, maybe this team will score some runs. Heck, if Edwin Encarnacion gets in the groove before he’s traded, bar the doors.

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4 Responses

  1. Chris

    I really don’t know what to say about this guy. The only possible comparison is if Lawrence Phillips suddenly showed up and ran for 2,500 yards. Or if one of those “playground legend” guys showed up in the NBA and played at Jordan’s level, instead of being decent journeymen.

    Hell, I’m not even sure that’s comparable. I’m glad I don’t have to keep writing about Hamilton.

  2. GodlyCynic

    Also not comparable as Lawrence Phillips is just a world class jackass with felony charges that extend beyond drug use; Hamilton, from all accounts, is a phenomenal guy. I guess I’m nitpicking because no one would be cheering for Phillips if had a successful comeback.

  3. Justin

    LP not a chance, Hamilton was not convicted of felonies. He was caught up in a nasty situation and has battled his own demons. And he has seemingly gotten the better of them. A good story so far.

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    […] The Natural Published May 8th, 2007 Uncategorized Somehow someway The Josh Hamilton Story continues to get better.  After hitting two home runs in the Reds’ 9-3 victory over the Rockies on Sunday, left fielder Adam expressed a feeling that might be universal for all Reds fans: “It’s Josh Hamilton’s world; I’m just trying to live in it.”  Thanks Redleg Nation. […]