Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Former Reds slugger Adam Dunn heading to the Oscars?

Could former Reds outfielder Adam Dunn be heading to the Academy Awards on Sunday?

Empirical evidence seems to suggest so after the current White Sox slugger earned an invitation for his role in producing "Dallas Buyers Club." Dunn served as an investor in the film as well as appearing in a cameo role as a bartender.

The 34-year-old is mulling whether to go because he doesn't want to rub anyone the wrong way with the White Sox in the midst of spring training. However, after speaking with manager Robin Ventura about the potential trip, Dunn may be leaning toward gracing his presence in Los Angeles come Sunday.

“Realistically, how many times do you get to do something like this?” Dunn said, according to CSN Chicago. “I got to do some pretty cool stuff in my life, but this would be one of them. I don’t even think it’s a big deal. If it’s remotely an issue at all then it’s not worth it to me.”

"Dallas Buyers Club" is nominated for six Academy Awards. The film stars acting icon Matthew McConaughy as an ailing AIDS patient who smuggles unapproved drugs into Texas to help with his condition. The film has generally been received very well and boasts a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which some believe is the online authority on critiquing movies.

Here's to hoping the Big Donkey chooses to attend the Oscars.

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