Drew’s Morning Dish — Fri., July 5

July 05, 2013 | Drew Forrester

Drew’s Morning Dish — Fri., July 5

Joey Chestnut ate 69 hot dogs on Thursday.

I know, you’re thinking “that’s quite a day at the picnic table”.

He did it in ten minutes.

With the buns.

Honestly, I could maybe eat three hot dogs in ten minutes. Maybe four, tops.  And that’s if, for some reason, I actually had to eat that many for some reason in ten minutes.  I wouldn’t do it under normal circumstances.

America comes in all shapes and sizes, but this dude Joey Chestnut is a real warrior.  Sixty nine hot dogs in his stomach in ten minutes.  Holy cow.

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I can’t say that I blame Buck for Thursday’s loss in Chicago.

Baseball is a numbers game.

Dunn was 0-for-5 lifetime against Tommy Hunter.  Yes, Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland were available for the lefty-lefty match-up, but Hunter seemed like a reasonable bet there.

It was a bad pitch, more than anything else.

People make fun of Dunn’s .200′ish batting average, but that’s essentially a by-product of the shift that has been used against him over the last three years.  Without teams shifting on him, he’d be a .240 hitter or thereabouts.  The difference between .200 and .250 is five hits every 100 at-bats.  Or, roughly five hits every 20 games.

Adam Dunn is a power hitter.  If you make a mistake, he’s going to make you pay.

The mistake was made by Tommy Hunter, not Buck Showalter.

Still, losing two of three to those bums is a little unsettling.

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Boy, they sure don’t subscribe to the theory of “what you have done for me lately?” in the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

Two weeks ago, Dave Bolland swatted in the game-winning goal for the Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston.

That’s a summer’s worth of adulation in Chicago for Bolland, right?  Free food, free booze, lots of girls wanting to hang around you.  You’re the guy who scored the championship clinching goal.  You’re now part of Chicago’s sports heritage – forever.

And now, you’re a new member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Bolland was traded by Chicago to Toronto for a few draft picks earlier this week.

So much for that summer of fun in the Windy City.

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Danny Briere signed with the Montreal Canadiens, which means I can still be a fan of the Washington Capitals.

I would have gone on hiatus had they signed that creep.

Alas, they didn’t…probably because they’d still like to win next season and beyond.

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Just to prove once again that baseball teams have ZERO conscience, the Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league deal.

Yes, Manny Ramirez, the once-great hitter who is also a steroid user.

The Rangers evidently don’t care.

Unreal.

 

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  1. Tom Says:

    Drew,

    Bad pitch selection by Wieters/Hunter (I didn’t see Hunter shake it off). Why get beat by your third best pitch? Hunter should have thrown the 98 mph heater and let the chips fall.

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