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Why Adam Dunn also swings and misses when searching for teammates

Adam Dunn

Chicago White Sox’s Adam Dunn strikes out against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 4, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/John Smierciak)


CSNChicago’s Chuck Garfien has a fun article on the White Sox and the aliases they use checking into hotels. Jake Peavy likes to dip into military history for his, while John Danks, trying to escape those looking to convert him, has opted for a cartoon character.

Unfortunately, as Adam Dunn details, the aliases can change too rapidly to become known between teammates:

“We were in Kansas City and I needed to get a hold of Edwin Jackson, and he wasn’t answering his cell phone,” Dunn explained.

So Dunn took out the team’s room list, and instead of seeing names like Jackson, Santos, and Pierzynski, it was a random collection of movie characters, musicians, TV stars and dead presidents.

“So I just started punching in numbers,” Dunn said, holding an imaginary phone to his head.

“Nope, not him. Nope, not him again.”