Adam Dunn had the day off yesterday, so he did what all Major League players would do if they weren't playing: leave the dugout and surprise the opposing teams' announcer. Wait, guys don't normally do that? They actually have to sit there and watch the whole game? How dare they be subjected to such pain!â†µ
Anyway, Dunn apparently took some time during the second inning to go visit the legendary Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, who recently returned to the booth after having heart surgery. It was a nice gesture on some level, but he didn't clear it with manager Jim Riggleman, which is a problem. When asked about it, Riggleman declined comment and said "I wish you hadn't told me that." Dunn seemed genuinely puzzled that it was such a big deal, saying "I'll pay my fine" if he's punished.â†µ
The whole exchange ticked off Dave Nichols at Nats News Network, who called Dunn's actions "inexcusable" and said that he will be "disappointed" if Dunn isn't disciplined for his "brazen" act. Well then. If Dunn's act was "brazen," then what does that make Nyjer Morgan's center-field temper tantrum? Wait, don't answer that.â†µ
Whatever. Have Dunn pay his fine and move on. Worse things have happened on losing baseball teams.