PHOENIX – The man they call Big Donkey said, sure, he still talks to Junior all the time.
At that moment, as though summoned, his cell phone shimmied like one of those old electric football players.
"This is him right here, I guarantee you," he said. "He calls me every day. Hit a homer today."
He held up the phone.
Adam Dunn let out a big donkey laugh. Yeah, this pennant-race stuff is a kick.
"This is a side of baseball I've never seen," he said. "I've never been here."
Three hours later, Dunn lined a fastball over the right-field wall at Chase Field, a first-inning tracer off San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy that scored three runs and made the Arizona Diamondbacks game again.
And so the National League West, the plainest of divisions, is not just a two-team race, but potentially a two-man race.Read More »from Dunn is Diamondbacks' Donkey Kong