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Why Adam Dunn also swings and misses when searching for teammates

Aug 10, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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CSNChicago’s Chuck Garfien has a fun article on the White Sox and the aliases they use checking into hotelsJake Peavy likes to dip into military history for his, while John Danks, trying to escape those looking to convert him, has opted for a cartoon character.

Unfortunately, as Adam Dunn details, the aliases can change too rapidly to become known between teammates:

“We were in Kansas City and I needed to get a hold of Edwin Jackson, and he wasn’t answering his cell phone,” Dunn explained.

So Dunn took out the team’s room list, and instead of seeing names like Jackson, Santos, and Pierzynski, it was a random collection of movie characters, musicians, TV stars and dead presidents.

“So I just started punching in numbers,” Dunn said, holding an imaginary phone to his head.

“Nope, not him. Nope, not him again.”

  1. Old Gator - Aug 10, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    And what alias does Slobbering Ozzie use – Sancho Panza? Speedy Gonzalez? Jose Jimenez? El Sidney?

  2. parasonic - Aug 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    yet another Dunn swing and a miss this season. Werth looks like a HOFer compared to Dunn.

  3. sportsdrenched - Aug 10, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    I wonder if Ron Mexico is playing for the White Sox…since he’s been to spring training and all.

  4. professor59 - Aug 10, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Fun article. Nice to peek inside once in a while and not read about arrests and DUIs and steroids and bankruptcies. I love how the team has to be issued a cross-reference list of current aliases.

    But I’d definitely go with a bland name. If a fan saw the list, he’d pretty much know that General Custer is probably one of the players.

    • Bryz - Aug 10, 2011 at 12:33 PM

      Yeah, but I don’t think the hotel would allow you to look at the registry anymore. You’d probably only be allowed to ask for a player’s name, and they’d respond with “Hmm…. nope, not on here!”

  5. ta192 - Aug 10, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    This year at least, the more popular players could register as “Adam Dunn”…nobody’d be looking for him…

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