When you're hitting .160 and getting booed by your own fans at home, what do you turn to in order to break out of your slump?
If you're Jason Giambi, you break out a gold thong under your uniform. That, however, brings up nasty visuals, so let's try something else.
Meditation? Poetry? Long walks on the beach? Skipping rocks on a lake as the sun sets in the distance?
All good choices, but for Adam Dunn, there is only one solution: Legos.
While his White Sox were in Cleveland this weekend, Dunn met up with Wayne Peltz, a visiting clubhouse attendant at Progressive Field who makes Lego art in his spare time. Peltz has been doing Lego art for two years and it has caught the eye of MLB players, so much so that Dontrelle Willis asked that one be made with his likeness.
"Most baseball players are 30-year-old kids at heart anyway and they loved the idea of doing it," Peltz told ESPN.
Count Dunn as one of those kids at heart. The 31-year-old asked Peltz in April when the White Sox were playing in Cleveland if he could have a Lego portrait made of him. This weekend, Peltz presented the struggling slugger with a two-foot by two-foot color portrait of Dunn's likeness made with over 5,000 Lego pieces.
Perhaps the artwork will inspire Dunn to snap out of his dreadful season-long slump, as he is well below his career average of .245.
No word yet on whether Chicago skipper Ozzie Guillen will insert the portrait into the lineup instead of Dunn for Monday night's matchup with the Tigers.
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