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‘How to Miss Every Cut-Off Man Ever,’ Starring Adam ‘Big Donkey’ Dunn

Adam Dunn, bless his little heart, is being forced to play in left field for the Nats this season. It isn’t pretty, but they need Nick Johnson in the line-up, so thems the breaks. Specifically, I’m referring to breaks such as this one he made last night while trying to hit any one of three cut-off men, all of whom could have thrown out Andy LaRoche by 18 Teddy Roosevelt steps. The video is here, the photo evidence is below (arrow points to rogue baseball):

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After the game, Dunn, who Manny Acta described as “not Torii Hunter,” had this bit of honesty to add:

“Yeah, it kicked off the wall, and I just tried to get it in quick. I didn’t want it to sail, so I made sure I got it down. It wasn’t a great throw.”

And the Nats are not a great team. Sarcasm can help keep us sane.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Jamie Mottram

    May 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    He may hit like Mays, but he fields like shit.

  2. NTPNate

    May 21, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Criticizing Dunn’s defense is a bit like castigating Big Papi for lacking foot speed. It’s not a part of his game, but he hasn’t ever really pretended otherwise. The Nats have had enough crappy fielders (Preston Wilson, ::cough::Milledge::cough::) who also couldn’t hit worth a darn that I’m willing to endure the trade-off for two seasons worth of tape measure shots.

    Fans of crappy teams dig the long ball.

  3. Chris Mottram

    May 21, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Wait, DUNN HAS ALWAYS BEEN BAD AT DEFENSE?! You jest!

  4. go757goredskins

    May 22, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    I’m not really big into baseball, but I find myself laughing out loud at the Nats bullpen and some of the mistakes that they make. That game had two oopsies that cost them the game: the little girl arm and whiff by 3 defenders and the wild pitch.

    The fact that their offense is so potentially potent and bullpen and defense are so shitty is hilarious. I was sad that my show ‘The Office’ is done for the year, but watching Nationals games on MASN will certainly keep me laughing.

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