November 11, 2005

Non-Baseball Stuff

Adam Troy Dunn was born November 9, 1979 in Houston, TX. He graduated from New Caney High School in New Caney, TX in 1998 and attended the University of Texas on a football scholarship until he declared his intention to play baseball full time. He lives in Porter, TX.

You can’t talk about Adam Dunn without talking about Austin Kearns. The two have been linked one way or another since always. Again, this relationship has already been much better documented than I could do. Check out the Cincinnati Weekly link in the References for more information.

Among the hits I receive here at Red Hot Mama are people who are googling to find out whether Reds players are single, and Adam Dunn has always been among the top two or three that people are googling on. For a while there was a whole lot of media coverage of Dunn’s exploits, including multiple recountings of the cute little schtick he and Kearns used to pick up women at the park. They’d intentionally overthrow each other during warm-ups and use retrieving the errant ball as an excuse to check out women in the stands. This has been so oft reported now that it must seem like a pretty tired pick-up to anyone who’s being picked up by it.

In the Cincinnati Weekly article, this paragraph characterized the women that both Dunn and Kearns describe themselves as pursuing: “They even have the same taste in women: hot ones.” This line bothers me. Not the mild chauvinism, of course. That I expect. But that horrible reporting is a disservice to the community. After all, women everywhere are searching online trying to figure out how to best preen themselves to catch Adam Dunn’s eye, and the best this article can tell them is to be “hot.” Thank you, Mr. Obvious.

In the refernced Mailbag article, someone asked outright whether Dunn was single, and the response was “Dunn’s personal life is none of my business, though I know he did lose his true love when Dave Miley had his massage chair removed from the clubhouse.” I thought this was mysterious: the media didn’t seem to have any problem talking about Dunn’s personal life before. Why shut up about it all of a sudden now? But then I realized that the answer was written by Anthony Castrovince who is a total dork and probably thought it was funny.

So, at long last, for all those women out there who are searching for the answer, no, Dunn’s not married. At least that was the most recent thing I’ve heard, and I would be shocked to have missed any changes to that status.

Finally, no Non-Baseball Stuff section about Adam Dunn would be complete without mentioning the massage chairs that disappeared from the clubhouse this season. After they disappeared, Dunn held an impromptu “press conference” to talk about the chairs in which he was quite tongue-in-cheek. I was surprised by that reaction because:
1) it appeared to demonstrate that Dunn had the presence of mind to distract attention from superstar Griffey who bore the most guilt in the story. He did buy a brand new massage chair when the team was going belly-up, after all, and
2) I had never heard Dunn be witty before. Since then, I’ve read plenty of reports that he’s always been funny. And here I thought he was just funny-looking.

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