Too bad there's no DH in the NL, eh?
Seems like only yesterday Adam Dunn was wearing a "Natinals" jersey and pleading for fans to save the baby oysters in the Bay and welcoming rookies to the Big Leagues, and sneaking up to talk to Bob Uecker in the Brewers radio booth, and, of course, hitting bombs.
Raise your hand if you got nervous after Rafael Soriano turned an 8-5 game into an 8-7 game with Adam Dunn looming in the on deck circle holding a bat an representing the go-ahead with 2 outs in the 9th. (Screencap above, via MASN)
Here's Dunn on the Nats on Tuesday, via Nationals Journal:
"I think everyone saw it coming. You probably didn’t see it coming as quickly as it did. It was definitely a matter of time. They’ve got the people in the right places. They’ve got people making good decisions that should be making the decisions. They’ve got a good thing going here."
(Adam Dunn, via Washington Post, 4/9/2013)
And here's Dunn's buddy Ryan Zimmerman shortly after Dunn signed with the White Sox following the 2010 season:
"Knowing that we had one of the three top free agents on our team and we didn't want to resign him, it's frustrating for us as players...We're not in the front office. We don't make the decisions, and we don't have to write the checks. But we're getting to the point on our team where we're supposed to wait it out, wait for the young guys, start doing some things and start making some moves. Not only are we ready for that, I think the fans are, as well. We've trusted the front office, and we still trust them. But we want to best possible team on the field."
(Ryan Zimmerman, via Ben Goessling/MASNSports.com, 12/2/2010)
Seems it all turned out for the best..