Adam Dunn attended the Oscars on Sunday to support “Dallas Buyers Club,” a film that he invested in. The movie won three Academy Awards, so you could say the trip was a success. When Dunn returned to spring training on Tuesday, his Chicago White Sox teammates had a surprise for him.
The team decided to crack Dunn’s stones by decorating his locker area with a red carpet and cardboard cutouts of Oscar trophies.
Dunn said he was nervous about leaving the team to attend an award show but knew he made the right choice when he returned.
“It’s kind of like anything else, when it’s over you don’t feel as bad,” Dunn said, via the Chicago Tribune. “When you come back, it never feels as bad as when you have to leave. Obviously, everybody here has made it really easy, and it was just fine. It was a cool experience, and now it’s over until next year.”
He had to have known some needling was coming. Give the White Sox an A+ for heckling.