September 13, 2008

All Is Right with the Universe

Watching the Reds play the Diamondbacks feels to me like the philosophical battle of Adam Dunn versus Dusty Baker. Dunn, stoically accepting ball four, while Baker twitches in the dugout, muttering about clogged basepaths.

So when the Reds loaded the bases in the ninth, I was torn. “What will winning accomplish?” I thought.

But then Jerry Hairston, Jr. struck out swinging to lose by one, and the question was made moot.

Good to see Dunn again, though, isn’t it? If you stay up this late.

1 comment to “All Is Right with the Universe”

  1. KC2HMZ says:

    Yes, it sure was great to see Dunn hit into a double play in the first with two men on, strike out against Bill Bray with the bases loaded in the eighth, strand ten runners in the three-game series (five of them Sunday), and get his only RBI of the series by getting plunked with the bases loaded.

    Not bad for a .238 hitter.