3:10: Jim Bowden: "The one thing that was proven this offseason is this organization is first-class, this organization is dedicated to getting to the top."I think we can officially say Jim hit for the cycle of insufferable JimBo obnoxiousness. First, we get Jim, the belly-crawling, boot-licking sycophant ("first class organization..."). Then, we get a double-shot of awkward, cringe-inducing inappropriateness ("Ambien, kissing Dunn's wife"). He follows that up with a couple classic, over-the-top player comps ("He's Reggie Jackson! He's Harmon Killebrew! Lou Gehrig! Babe Ruth! Abe Lincoln! Jesus Christ!!!"). And finally, completing the cycle, he gives us a big dollop of conspicuous celebrity name-dropping ("Prime Time ... Prime Time ... Prime Time").
3:12: The negotiations, Bowden said, were long and excruciating. "Thank goodness for Ambien," he added, "so I could get some sleep." Only Bowden.
Bowden has known Dunn since the latter was 18 years old. The one thing Bowden couldn't figure out, he said, was how Dunn married so far over his head. Then he gave Dunn's wife roses and kissed her on the cheek, wishing her a Happy Valentine's Day from Adam. And yeah, he was right about the "over his head" thing.
Then he praised Dunn's on-field performance enthusiastically, while taking a subtle shot at his strikeout numbers.
3:17: Dunn just donned a 32 jersey, as did his son. Now the son is on Bowden's lap. He doesn't look too happy.
3:28: Boz asked Bowden about Dunn's running and fielding.
"When the ball's hit to left field, I go get a cup of coffee, I don't watch," Bowden joked. "Put a stop-watch on him. He can run....The only thing we can't change is the strikeouts, that comes with him. It happened with Reggie Jackson, it happened with Harmon Killebrew. It's ok."
3:30: And a final question about whether Dunn could help out the Redskins.
"I did that with Deion once, I prefer not to do that again," Bowden said. "We'll just stay with one sport, thank you."
An historic day for sports in DC, indeed.