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Adam Dunn Hits

This is more a statement of fact than anything else, but Adam Dunn was here, hitting baseballs, while hitting coach Rick Eckstein hovered nearby with a video camera. Wily Mo Pena, meantime, kept trying to corral Dunn's hair, which, as you can see, is ample. Pena also hit several bombs, including an absolute laser line-drive that smacked the top of the fence.

Some of the pitchers engaged in mild calisthenics today, and Jason Bergmann offered up his opinion on the art of running.

"I hate running," he told me. "I don't think anybody really likes running. If they tell you that, they're sick. Or in cross-country."

Also: Cristian Guzman has a mohawk, and Ronnie Belliard has a massive framed monstrosity commemorating his 100th home run, which teams mocked mercilessly.

Also, autograph seekers are just an amazing breed. I saw my first player of the spring shake his head no and just keep walking. I also saw Elijah Dukes stop when others were rushing on to sign and sign and sign while joking with the crowd. "All these damn new cards, I should be getting paid," he said to the crowd, but he was laughing.

Garrett Mock was asked by one person to sign four old D-backs cards. "They must have made so many of this card," he said. "I've signed like 10 million of these."

Meanwhile, one stalwart approached Bergmann for at least the second day in a row.

"I mean, seriously, you've spent way too much money on my cards," Bergmann told the guy. "If you ARE spending money. Are you trading services?"

The man told Bergmann the cards would be worth something one day.

"One day they ARE going to be worth something, since you're going to have them all," Bergmann said. "They're going to be rare."

Also, Dunn was bragging repeatedly about his bunting skills. "What are you gonna do? Nothing," he said admiringly, after laying one down the third-base line.

Also, during BP, Pena looked at a team official and asked when Spring Training ends.

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 18, 2009; 1:54 PM ET
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If the Nats ever end up in a situation where Dunn is bunting in an actual game, something has gone very, very wrong with the world.

Posted by: dockboggs | February 18, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

That's why we got Adam Dunn. Adam Dunn is so fast, he makes Willie Harris look slow. When Adam Dunn bunts, he's standing on second before the ball hits the ground.

"What are you going to do? Nothing."

Also, photographic proof of the J-Flo-fauxhawk and the Guzzie-hawk, please, please.

Posted by: Highway295Revisited | February 18, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Great post, chock full of quotes.

Well played on the Adam Dunn/Willie Harris game, Hwy295.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | February 18, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Last year when I was in the Viera stadium gift shop before a game, Lastings Milledge walked in (in full uniform) and asked the gal behind the counter where he could find an ATM machine.

Posted by: BobLHead | February 18, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Man, I'm reeling here! Great stuff, Dan.

Posted by: JohninMpls | February 18, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

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