Any chance that Adam Dunn will stay in Cincinnati past his current contract is being destroyed by these Cincinnati media guys, who continue to say stupid things. First, there was the flap over the Brennamans, now Bill Cunningham at WLW is saying stupid things:
Reds outfielder Adam Dunn said Tuesday that recent remarks by WLW’s Bill Cunningham suggesting Dunn played while drunk crossed the line.
Last Friday, following the Reds’ victory over Pittsburgh, Cunningham singled out Dunn and outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. for what he called a lack of hustle.
In the game, a base-running error by Dunn cost the Reds two runs in the fourth inning. And Griffey was criticized by Reds announcer Thom Brennaman for not making it to second base after a bloop single dropped between three Pirates.
The next day, Cunningham said Griffey should never wear a Reds uniform again, and said Dunn was drunk during the game.
“Adam Dunn looks like a monkey with a football in left field,” Cunningham said. “He has to have consequences for what he does. That is again a loafing ballplayer who … would have blew a .15 if someone gave (him) the intoxilizer last night. I say .15. The son of a gun is drunk. And he’s playing baseball in left field for the Redlegs.”
Unbelievable. I can’t believe how this town loves players with no talent (see Hopper, Norris and Freel, Ryan), yet bashes its best players incessantly. As Daedalus points out, it doesn’t have to be like that.
Cunningham is trying to say something controversial so someone will listen to his lame program. He’s just like Booger and The Monkey on The Morning Zoo at any random FM station anywhere in the country: irrelevant and ill-informed. I can’t believe I just wasted five minutes writing a post on him. Maybe I’m a moron, too.
Hey, WLW, my resume is on its way. I’ll take your drive-time slot.