(Adam Dunn has a future in the broadcast booth. Photo by Mike McGinnis / CSM.)
"I could care less if I get in trouble for going up and seeing my guy after he had heart surgery. I'll pay my fine."
(Adam Dunn, via Associated Press, 7/26/2010)
Since Dan Steinberg is apparently on vacation, we figured somebody needed to transcribe Adam Dunn's 2nd inning visit with Bob Uecker in the Brewers radio booth on Saturday in Milwaukee. So we did, listening back to the end of the second via MLB Gameday Audio. Here's our attempt at transcribing the exchange, insert your own laugh track throughout -- everyone had a good laugh (except Jim Riggleman):
Uecker: You know, Corey and I have been talking about Adam Dunn over the last couple of days...and I've told you yesterday he's one of my all-time favorite guys. One of the best.
And yesterday I was talking about how big Adam Dunn and uh -- swing and a foul, through the glove of Pudge Rodriguez -- I was talking about how big Kameron Loe and Adam Dunn are, and what a tandem they'd be. ...and I said he was the only guy in the National League -- Low and inside, he walks Manny Parra to load the bases --
I said Adam Dunn was the only guy in the National League that had tree branches growing out of his arms. He's huge. And uh, tonight, we were talking about Alberto Gonzalez wearing Adam Dunn's glove. Or shoe I say. Or it could be a shoe I don't know.
Guess who just popped in the booth? Adam Dunn. One of my all-time favorite guys. Forever one of my all time favorites. How you doing pal? What are you? What are you you doing tonight?
Dunn: I'm just, ah, getting to listen to your broadcast. Sitting in there watching, I heard you talking about my glove. Wanted to confirm that it WAS my glove.
Uecker: Rickie Weeks skies one on the infield. this is gonna be an easy play... for Desmond. ...And the inning is over. What are you doing? You're not playing tonight? You gonna hang around?
Dunn: Not playing tonight. I just heard you know, up here talking about the glove, and I wanted to confirm that it was my glove.
Uecker: I gotta ask you one thing before you leave. Are we going to go fishing one time or not? You've been telling me for years you're gonna go out fishing with me and one of these days we gotta do it, you know, before you either you hang 'em up or I take a dixie.
Dunn: I was worried about you when I heard about you, man...want to make sure you don't go dying on me. Don't go dying on me...
Uecker: Adam Dunn. I love it. He's one of my all-time favorites. Two complete. Brewers 1, Nationals nothing.
So there you have it. Jim Riggleman can't be happy. And as much as it hurts to say it: Riggleman has no choice but to bench Dunn for Strasmas Tuesday against the Braves. Then again, maybe Dunn would just take that opportunity to pay a visit to the Braves radio booth? Then again, maybe he'll be shipped out of town for Edwin Jackson by then.