After putting up a 2011 season that was one of the worst for a regular in the history of baseball, Chicago White Sox first basemen Adam Dunn couldn't have asked for more than to a hit home run on Opening Day of 2012. Hit a home run he did, and it wasn't just an ordinary longball: the upper deck shot to right off Texas Rangers Colby Lewis brought Dunn into a tie for most opening day homers in MLB history.
It was Dunn's eighth opening day home run, tying him with Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr., which is some pretty good company. Even better may be the class of hitters who had hit seven opening day homers: Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Eddie Matthews.
In talking to reporters after the game, Dunn unsurprisingly downplayed the homer, which comes in no shock as he looks to quietly shake off an unfathomably bad 2011 season.