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Adam Dunn murdered a baseball

Aug 14, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

Adam Dunn hit two home runs last night, but one of them was absolutely murderized.  Apologies for the Hawk Harrelson commentary:

Dunn’s homers came in a losing effort, but each came at key times, tying the game up in the fourth inning and again in the ninth to force extras.

Though Dunn has been slumping of late, the homers were number 32 and 33 on the year, putting the Donkey back on top of the major league home run standings.  He also has driven in 78. He still stands a great shot of winning the Three True Outcomes triple crown, leading the league in homers, strikeouts and walks.

I love such a definitive, all-or-nothing player. How can you not?

  1. bravesfan388 - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    When I saw it was a White Sox clip, I instantly muted the sound on my computer so I wouldn’t have to listen to The Hawk.

    • CJ - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      you’re not the only one. Thanks for the warning, Craig! Aneurysm successfully avoided.

    • sabatimus - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      Me too. So now I’m much more annoyed by all the graphical nonsense on the MLB feed getting in the way of the camera shot.

      • sabatimus - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM

        Ah, it went away. I’m dumb.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      Hawk is a badass.

      • kiwicricket - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

        Hawk is an imbecile

      • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Aug 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

        Since when can you be only one or the other?

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I saw the home run. No reason to listen to Squawk.

    • mrwillie - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      Even Hawk has purpose, by listening to him he kills off all the old tired brain cells that needed to be purged. He’s like a colon cleanse for the brain.

  3. kkolchak - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    AD was one of the few reasons to watch the Nats back in 2009-2010. I was at Nats Park when his had his only 3 HR game for them (and just missed a 4th dinger with a double off the top of the wall). Strasburg’s MLB debut was probably the only game I’ve attended in person that was more fun.

    That said, he is much better off in the AL where he can DH as his defense even at 1B was atrocious.

    • bsbiz - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM

      1) He was criminally underappreciated in Cincinnati, but was one of my favorite players.

      2) If you thought his defense at first was bad, you weren’t paying attention to him when his nickname in the outfield was “Magellan”.

  4. The Dangerous Mabry - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Seems odd that for a ball hit that far, both sets of announcers seemed to be waiting to see if it would make it over the wall.

    • sabatimus - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM

      That could be because it was hit to center field, and on tv the trajectory makes it look almost like a popup.

      • dondada10 - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM

        Very true, but everybody knows to look at the outfielder in that spot. Then centerfielder stopped about 100 feet from the wall and looked up.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM

        the CF made it to the warning track. Pause the above video at 0:37 sec and you’ll see.

        (I was thinking the same thing as you though. Also look at the crowd’s reaction behind home plate, they all almost look straight up thinking it was a really high pop fly).

    • cleverbob - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:28 AM

      Unlikely as it may have been, they didn’t want to risk pulling a Caray.

  5. snowbirdgothic - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Wow. Totally mammo.

  6. mt99808 - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Did you know the guy doesn’t even like baseball? :)

  7. chip56 - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Anything that travels that far, that fast should have a stewardess on it.

  8. chicitybulls - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Hawk is the BEST!!! You can put it on the boooaaaarrrd. YES!!

    • El Bravo - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      Da Bulls.

    • chicitybulls - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM

      Even the people at MLB Network and espn quote him often.

  9. El Bravo - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    If you’re a Hawk hater, that makes you all a bunch of pansy, cake-loving doves, now doesn’t it? Hawk and the Stonepony 4 life

  10. randygnyc - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Funny. I turned on the white sox feed in the bottom of the 11th, as Toronto was about to walk off, just to hear how the Hawk would call the loss. Lmao.

  11. sfs1 - Aug 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Anybody have the official or estimated distance on this one?

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