…I’d regret signing a contract with Cincinnati during the off-season. The fans yesterday were brutal towards Dunn; completely unfair to him. Many of the comments that I heard can’t be repeated here, but the general tone was that Dunn should go back to playing football.
Yeah, Dunn earned a bit of derision (he had a bad day in the field), but the worst-looking play he made was caused by the swirling wind in the ballpark. I’ve never felt such wind at a Reds game, and it was causing the ball to do funny things.
Meanwhile, he had a great day at the plate, including a line-drive homerun that was one of the hardest-hit balls I’ve ever seen.
Adam Dunn is the most talented hitter in Cincinnati since the Big Red Machine days. If fans refuse to give him credit for that, and cut him a little slack in the field, they don’t deserve to have a player like Dunn in a Cincinnati uniform. If I were him, I’d go somewhere that I was appreciated. I don’t know if that will ever be the Queen City.
I hope I’m wrong.