I wish that I had started compiling, back in Adam Dunn’s rookie season, a list of humorous anecdotes surrounding the big guy. It would make a funny book someday.

Now that the season is back in full swing, we already have one anecdote to be added to that list, and today I’ve found another:

Speaking of Dunn, he was taking bunting practice off a machine and was asked by a coach why he wasn’t wearing a helmet. Said Dunn, “If I hit myself in the head, it’s my own fault.”

Indeed.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. My favorite two Dunn stories are when he was rooming with Aaron Boone and said he was only doing it b/c his dad was the manager and the time he parked Junior’s car in George Steinbrenner’s spot at Tampa stadium.

  2. Now if Dunn would give Baker a hot foot!

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  3. When you talk Reds, and getting hit with the ball…well, my friend, you’re talking <a href="[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C9aiWr0Vfg&rel=1%5D“>THIS!

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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2008 Reds, Humor, Reds - General