Another series in the sun, another two majestic blasts from the bat of Adam Dunn in his long and storied (albeit controversial) Reds career. So many times during his time with the Reds I’ve felt that this might really be it. That Dunn would never hit again. No matter what, he’s always answered the bell. As those all around him in Reds nation continue to doubt him, he just continues to produce like he’s always done. Dunn hit a 3-run home run today (his 2nd in two days to give him 20 for the season at the halfway point) to put the game out of reach for the Indians.
This isn’t meant to be an Adam Dunn post, but like anything else in life; tomorrow is not guaranteed. Each game we get to watch big #44 play in a Reds uniform could be the last and we know it. He’s been our favorite player in any sport and probably always will be. If indeed the end is nearing, it’s going to be hard to say goodbye when the time comes. Dunn isn’t without faults, but he does things that no one can argue; and if that’s what satisfies you as a fan then you’re probably one of those people like me who is in Dunn’s corner to be a long term solution here in Cincinnati. He shows up every day, plays hard (he threw a runner out today at 2nd base), and he puts up numbers. So many things have came and gone since Dunn’s time in Cincinnati began; just thinking back on our own life and how it was different when Dunn was a rookie back in 2001. It would be nice to see him get to 500 or even 600 home runs as a Red, but we too are beginning to visualize the sad text on the wall. Adam Dunn probably won’t be a Red beyond this season at most.