Monday, July 26, 2010

Dunn and Mr. Belvedere

Here's the thing I haven't seen anyone point out about the Dunn visiting Uecker thing.... (and perhaps someone did in comments; i haven't read that much)

It was the bottom of the second inning in a game on the road.

Was Riggleman really going to bring in Adam Dunn for defense in the second?

Now, I realize that Mike Morse was in the game, and you never know when you're going to need to double switch him out of the ballgame, but...


On a related note, the first few posters at Nats Journal ripped Adam Kilgore for snitchin' on Dunn. Really? Oy. I hope Mr. Kilgore didn't strain his eyeballs when he rolled 'em.


  • Given the way they've been playing, I would have much rather J.D. Martin, Craig Stammen, Alberto Gonzalez, Adam Kennedy Tyler Clippard, Wil Nieves and Nyjer Morgan had visited Uecker in the booth ... and stayed about two more months in Milwaukee as Yewk's color guys. Especially Adam Kennedy.

    By Anonymous Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_for_Me, at 7/27/2010 12:23 AM  

  • Actually, it appears Ladson broke this story, not Kilgore. Ladson also has more detail than Kilgore, like the incongruous image of Riggleman being angry at Dunn while laughing all the while. Must have been an evil, maniacal laugh. There's the news in this story. Who would ever guess that Riggleman had that in him?

    By Anonymous Feel Wood, at 7/27/2010 8:22 AM  

  • The first story on the matter came from the AP and was picked up by ESPN, so it's not like the Nats never would have found out.

    Second, if you want to sneak out of the clubhouse during a game and keep it a secret, a live radio booth probably isn't a good place to do it.

    By Blogger Kyle Lobner, at 7/27/2010 9:24 AM  

  • To KL's point, I think it was less the timing of it and more the flouting of a known rule compounded by Dunn's "What are you going to do about it?" attitude afterward. It puts Riggleman in an awkward position.

    By Anonymous Softball Girl, at 7/27/2010 10:49 AM  

  • How do we know Dunn flouted a known rule, Softball Girl? Has Riggleman ever published his list of rules? Back in the Acta days, when Milledge and Dukes got in trouble for being late, Acta said he only had three rules, one of which was being on time. He may have enumerated the other two, I don't recall. But I do know that "don't ever leave the dugout without getting a hall pass" wasn't one of them. Are you saying it is one of Riggleman's rules?

    Perhaps Riggleman saying to the reporter "I wish you hadn't told me that" was another way of saying "Oh shit. Now people are going to expect me to make a decision about something and there's no way I can use it to get Willie Harris any more ABs."

    By Anonymous Feel Wood, at 7/27/2010 12:56 PM  

  • Actually, Mr. Belvedere was the name of the butler. Uecker played the dad of the Owens family for whom he works and comes to love.

    Come on, Chris. Get your facts straight!

    By Anonymous Bowdenball, at 7/27/2010 1:00 PM  

  • I can't understand people's issue with who "broke" the story or "snitched" on AD. The guy appeared ON AIR with Euk. Doesn't that pretty much absolve anyone of ratting him out?

    Also, when Joe Girardi and Terry Francona babble with Joe Buck between innings, is that violating a known rule?

    By Blogger JB, at 7/27/2010 2:06 PM  

  • DunnGate!

    Film at 11.

    By Blogger Bote Man, at 7/27/2010 2:06 PM  

  • Of much more interest to me are the remarks at the end of Adam Kilgore's article in the fish-wrapper edition of WaPo detailing Rizzo's countdown to the trade deadline.

    Numerous remarks about the team's new-found respect now that a certain disgraced GM is no longer Segway-ing around.

    Also of interest, Adam Kilgore must have actually have passed this very same article through copy editors, as there are no missing or repeated words. Miraculous!

    By Blogger Bote Man, at 7/27/2010 2:15 PM  

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