Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Adam Dunn To Blog

"I don't even know what a blog is." Then asking The African Queen: "Is it like Facebook?"

Well, it didn't take long for Adam Dunn to realize the importance of 'social media'. Less than two weeks after declaring he's never heard of blogging--Our Number 44 has agreed to pen his own blog on masnsports.com A monthly written venture including a weekly video segment.

Fast learner, smooth or just plain coy--Adam efforts will be worthwhile--only if he wants to make a serious attempt to interact.

Please Adam--do it well--take it seriously. Fans always have. And so should you.

The African Queen will be watching.

Here is the complete press release from MASN:

MASNsports.com Teams Up with Adam Dunn

Dunn to blog, video blog, appear in wired segments on MASN and MASNsports.com
(Washington D.C.) -- Giving fans unmatched access to the Washington Nationals, MASN announced today that slugger Adam Dunn will host a new blog at MASNsports.com and participate in other interactive features as part of a new partnership with the network. Beginning soon, Dunn will start writing a monthly blog, hosting a weekly video segment, answering fan questions and participating in Wired Wednesdays on MASN for the rest of the 2009 season.

Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Adam during his weekly video blog on MASNsports.com, where he will respond to fan-submitted questions directly. Additionally, Dunn will begin writing a monthly blog discussing self-selected topics, and on selected Wednesdays, he will wear a mic during the MASN game broadcast for special "Wired Wednesday" updates straight from the field and dugout. Dunn will also star in commercial spots during Nationals games on MASN.

Dunn, a Texas native, is the only big leaguer to record 40 or more home runs each of the last five seasons. "A rare combination of imposing physical stature and offensive output," Dunn signed a two year contract with the Nationals on February 12th. Dunn, who will be honored with his own Nationals bobblehead in August, is eager to learn more about blogging and use the opportunity to interact with fans online.

"To talk to fans directly, answer their questions and be able to explain what we do out here every night -- that's a pretty unique opportunity." said Adam Dunn. "I'm obviously new to blogging, but I think it's going to be a lot of fun."

Off to a great start in 2009, Dunn has already launched 19 home runs in a Nationals uniform, including a Eutaw Street bomb at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday. He's just three shy of his 300th career homer.

"MASN is proud to be the home of Adam's new blog, which will surely showcase his energy, enthusiasm, humor and humility. It will be a great platform for fans to get to know more about Adam, both on and off the field" said MASN spokesman Todd Webster. "On television and online, MASN continues to implement new features that bring fans closer to the game and the Nationals."

With every available Nationals game, an All-Star talent team, 105 high definition broadcasts and pre and post game shows before and after every game, MASN provides maximum access to the Washington Nationals. MASNSports.com provides extensive online coverage with Phil Wood, Pete McElroy, as well as talent blogs featuring Bob Carpenter, Rob Dibble, Debbi Taylor, Ray Knight, Johnny Holliday, Byron Kerr, and Manny Acta. MASNSports.com also features a fan-centered Nationals Buzz blog, up to the minute video clips in MASN's Media Lounge, series previews, live game blogs and more. MASN is currently carried on 23 cable and satellite providers throughout a seven-state region.

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