Adam Dunn, the Chicago White Sox six-foot-six-inch, 285-pound designated hitter, pitched the ninth inning for his club against the Texas Rangers in what ended up as a 16-0 loss.
Tuesday was a strange day for Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn: His team lost 16-0 at home to the team with the worst record in baseball. He didn't have a ride to ballpark before the game. And he was asked to pitch in the ninth inning.
Dunn took the mound in the ninth and actually got Elvis Andrus to ground out on an 82-mile-per-hour, um, fastball? Dunn ended up giving up a run on two hits.
At least the moment brought a little levity to an otherwise disastrous game for the White Sox. Major League Baseball's 'Fancave' went a step further, and cited the move as evidence of the sport's greatness.
Making matters even more bizarre, ESPN's Chicago Doug Padilla tweeted Dunn chose to ride a bicycle to the game instead of arriving via a more conventional means of transportation. Perhaps if Dunn knew he would be called upon to pitch, the six-foot-six-inch, 285-pounder would not have have cycled through South Chicago on what must have been an enormous bike.
- Will Green