Sox slugger Adam Dunn hears boos again
By daryl van schouwen firstname.lastname@example.org July 5, 2011 11:14PM
Updated: October 27, 2011 12:31AM
That was nice while it lasted.
Adam Dunn had White Sox fans on his side for two at-bats despite a strikeout and a fly out in a 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
By the time his 0-for-5 night was over (three strikeouts), the boo-birds were in full voice.
“Well, that’s my fault,’’ Dunn said. “I’ll get ’em back.’’
“Yes, I feel good. I just went back and looked [at video]. The first strikeout was a good pitch, a tough one for me to hit. I felt fine, feel good. I’m going to have bad games.’’
During a 5-4 victory Monday against the Royals, he won the fans over when he raised his helmet in response to a semi-sarcastic ovation after a single. In the eighth, Dunn hit a towering home run to give the Sox a 4-3 lead. The crowd asked for a curtain call and got it.
“You can sit there and mope about it or have fun about it,’’ Dunn said. “I’m trying to keep some sanity myself, and that’s the only way I know how.’’
Dunn received polite applause Tuesday before his first at-bat in the first inning. After he struck out in the fourth with runners on second and third, a few boos were heard. They got louder with each out after that.
“I don’t know anything about hitting mechanics,’’ he said. “I know when I hit it good, and I know when I don’t. The base hit [Monday], I hit off the end of the bat, but it was good enough. The home run I hit on the barrel. To me those are both awesome feelings.’’