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Friday, April 07, 2006

Reds Humor Quote Watch

In a new feature, I'm going to start compiling a list of humorous quotes from the Reds players. Originally it was just going to be a list of Adam Dunn's quotes--he's quite possibly the funniest guy in sports. But every once in a while Junior will come up with a good one one too, so I thought I'd keep it open. Please feel free suggest entries -- old and new -- and I'll add them to the list. Please provide a link if possible. I read most of the game recaps, but I'm sure I'll miss some too, so I appreciate any help I can get. They have to make me chuckle to be featured though, so pick good ones. Quality over quantity is the goal here. :)

5/13/06
"Why don't they just pay him $150 million, tell him, 'Thanks for all you've done for us,' send him home and put him in the Hall of Fame right now. His big-league earned run average is 0.00, and I hear that's gone up since he pitched in the minors." - Adam Dunn on Cole Hamels after the rookie pitcher's big league debut. Hamels threw five shutout innings and struck out 7.

4/29/06
"I'm trying to wait to start hitting homers while he's out," Dunn said. "I don't want to get too far ahead of him." --Dunn, on his homer drought during Griffey Jr.'s time on the disabled list in April. (thanks to Red Hot Mama for the link)

4/17/06
"I've played this game for nearly 25 years and never learned how to break in a glove. That's why I use other people's. I stole Dunn's glove out of his locker and I took Larson's when he was on the DL and I said, 'I'll take this, you aren't going to use it.'? " --Ryan Freel. Asked about using his own glove for second base, he said, "I broke it in myself and I hate it. It stinks."

4/15/06
"I think it’s a great idea. It gets the fans into (the game) and gives us something to look at." --Adam Dunn, on the Reds new cheerleaders at GABP (thanks to Red Reporter for the link).

4/12/06
"Was there any doubt? You want sacrifice flies, you've got 'em." --Dunn, after being notified by Austin Kearns that he was tied with David Wright for the lead in sacrifice flies (2).

4/10/06
"These are thin mints. I put them in the freezer. My favorites. So good."
--Reds outfielder Adam Dunn, on the girl scout cookies he keeps in his locker (Dayton Daily News)

4/6/06
"They all count the same, whether they go one row in like Junior's or 500 feet." -Dunn, on his 470-foot shot that went between the smoke stacks and hit a car outside of GABP.

4/5/06
"Looks like we got a two-tool player. I haven'’t seen him run yet." - Dunn, on Bronson Arroyo after his winning debut as a Red. Arroyo pitched a good game and also hit a home run.

3/20/06
"He is a nerd, but a nice nerd. It'’s a good thing he was born to hit or he would have been the kid in grade school who gets his lunch money taken away from him every day." - Dunn, to a Pittsburgh writer on former teammate Sean Casey (thanks to redleg nation for the link)

3/10/06
"How are we gonna score? Eddie's not in there..." - Dunn, on Edwin Encarnacion, who had the day off in spring training. EdE hit 0.357/0.416/0.771/1.187 with 6 home runs in 70 AB's this spring.