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):
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.