* I’m as frustrated as any other White Sox fan about Adam Dunn’s lack of performance, but I also really feel for the guy. I kinda fell in love with him during spring training, and it’s hard to be angry with somebody who is so self aware…
A frustrated Adam Dunn accepts the probably that he won’t have a chance to salvage his season in the final 4½ weeks.
“I’m a realist,” Dunn said Sunday before Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run home run in his first game with the Sox this season. “I’m not like an idiot. We’re right in the middle of things. What do you do? What do you say?”
With a .163 batting average, 156 strikeouts and an .037 batting average (3-for-81) against left-handed pitchers, manager Ozzie Guillen had little choice but to talk Sunday with Dunn about a possible reduced role. […]
“These are the guys who matter when it comes down to it,” Dunn said. “That’s the hardest part about the whole thing. If it was me, I could get over it. But it’s the guys in here. I don’t know how else to put it. It sucks.
* Phil Kadner is less patient…
Adam Dunn should not be allowed to play another game for the White Sox this season.
The designated hitter and backup first baseman cannot hit.
He has a chance to become only the second player in major league history to have his strikeout total exceed his batting average in a season.
Mark Reynolds, formerly of the Arizona Diamondbacks and now with the Baltimore Orioles, last season became the first hitter to accomplish that dubious mark.
Reynolds struck out 211 times and hit .198. Dunn, as of Thursday, had 153 strikeouts and a .165 batting average.
I don’t blame Dunn for this fiasco. I blame the White Sox organization.
Every time they send him out to play, they insult baseball fans across the country and damage the reputation of their entire team.
* With Hendry out, Park Ridge wants ‘Jim Hendry Way’ gone too