Nationals cable home MASN.com solicited fan Q’s for Adam Dunn’s (ghosted?) “Getting It Dunn” blog, and a few of the answers are almost as amazing as the questions. Full credit to “RR in Winchester” for refraining from a Dick Stuart name-drop (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
First up are Gary and Candy who want to know if you have thoughts of coaching when your career is over one day?
I would probably, as of right now say no. But I plan on playing a lot longer, so we’ll see what happens when I retire, but as of right now I would say no.
RR in Winchester wants to know who you would compare yourself to from past eras? Maybe Boog Powell, Frank Howard or Ted Kluszewski?
I have never thought about that question. I don’t know. It’s not fair to me to be compared to those guys because a lot of those guys are in the Hall of Fame and have done a lot of great stuff, so I don’t think it’s fair for me to compare myself to anyone.
NatMeg asked why you chose “In the air tonight” by Phil Collins when you come to bat?
I don’t know. I have always liked it, but I don’t know.
Are you a Phil Collins fan?
Yeah, but I’m not like over the top Phil Collins fan. I think probably the main reason was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in my life was when Jermain Taylor fought Bernard Hopkins and beat him. That’s the song Jermaine came out to and I get goosebumps every time I hear it. It was unbelievable. It was great, so that’s probably why.
Before anyone laughs at Dunn’s poor sense of baseball history, it should be pointed out that Ted Kluszewski, while never inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame, is a member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall Of Fame. Perhaps as a former Red, Dunn either aspires to be such an honor himself someday, or is simply reminding us that Powell, Kluszewski and Howard were unfairly overlooked. You can’t live and breathe baseball without having a strong opinion about this sort of thing.