This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman.
As you are no doubt aware, Adam Dunn will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame this weekend.
If you have spent any time here at Redleg Nation, and especially if you were around during the early days, you will know that we have always been Adam Dunn partisans in these parts. Seriously, when Dunn was getting criticized in all corners for his shortcomings, we here at RN were always celebrating all the amazing things that he did to help the Reds.
I freely admit that I was one of Dunn’s biggest cheerleaders, and I have remained so to this day. (As proof, I give you this post.) I mean, we have an entire category entitled, “Defending Adam Dunn.” And here’s a retrospective I wrote on Dunn’s career a few years ago.
We even dedicated a chapter to Dunn in our book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments that made the Cincinnati Reds”, because we felt like Reds fans need to remember just how special this guy was, despite playing with some lousy teams. The chapter is focused on Dunn’s career, but this game is the centerpiece of that discussion
Before last night, this was the only other time the Reds had beaten the Indians when down to their final out. (h/t Elias) pic.twitter.com/2FQcusA5QW
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 25, 2017
And let us not forget the greatest moment of Dunn’s career, the time he called in to talk to Marty Brennaman on the banana phone. This is classic comedy. Without further ado, I present to you: Adam in Milwaukee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.