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OMG Adam Dunn Stole a Base

According to the internets Adam Dunn’s nickname “Big Donkey” was given to him by teammates who have seen him in the shower. I’m sure Dunn has overcome the hardship of having a grey-haired hide, particularly with his baserunning acuity.

Dunn notched his 60th stolen base in the top of the third. It was his first stolen base since April 9, 2008, a game between the Reds and the Brewers.

Since Dunn’s most recent theft America has witnessed large sweeps of historic scale. Later in 2008 the subprime mortgage crisis came to a head, power exchanged hands from the GOP to the Democrats with Barack Obama’s defeat of John McCain, and the world lost Tim Russert, Paul Newman, and Betty Page.

In 2009 the likes of Ted Kennedy, Farrah Fawcett, and Patrick Swayze passed without enjoying the majesty of a Dunn stolen base. Howard Zinn, Leslie Nielsen, George Steinbrenner, Rue McClanahan, Jose Lima, and J.D. Salinger followed in 2010. Last year Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, Gerry Rafferty, Frank Buckles (the last surviving American WWI veteran), Christopher Hitchens, Amy Winehouse and Betty Ford joined the ranks of those who would miss Dunn’s stunning swipe.

The Adam Dunn stolen base. Not as infrequent, regular, or fast as Haley’s comet, but just as amazing.

Game 91: July 17, 2012
WinChicago White Sox
W: Philip Humber (4-4)
S: Addison Reed (15)
2B: Paul Konerko (16), Alejandro De Aza (18), Dayan Viciedo (9), Alexei Ramirez (14)
HR: Kevin Youkilis (8)
Boston Red Sox
L: Jon Lester (5-7)
HR: Kelly Shoppach (5)

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