Dunn talks the talk
“I’ve probably taken that a little too lightly in the past. That’s going to be my main focus this spring – not to be a good one, to be a great one. I think I can.” If you guessed that's Adam Dunn talking about playing left field, you ought to try to guess lottery numbers. But Dunn did indeed say that. He reported to spring traning today, looking like he's in good shape. "I ate better," he said. He also ran more. And he worked some hitting coach Brook Jacoby.
Dunn didn't know what he weighed. But he looks fit enough to challenge for the heavyweight title in his beloved Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He seems determined and ready to put last year behind him. "I'm try to forget about that."
Here's a link to the story on our Web site.
Josh Hamilton's press conference is at 2 p.m. That's the other big deal of the day.
Back to Dunn, here's what Jerry Narron had to say about him yesterday: “Everybody gets on him about a lot of different things. I think there’s lot of people who look at him for what he cannot do instead of what he does for us. That’s part of the business we’re in. The baseball business people look at the negative side of things a lot of times.”
Bad press and talk show rips usually roll off Dunn's back. But he was stung by it last year. He created a lot of positive vibe for himself by showing up early, in good shape and saying that he wants to get better.
Of course, he's got to do on the field at Great American for the good vibe to last.