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J.P. Ricciardi Meets The Jerky Boys

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OK, so, to bring you up to date:

1. Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi said, “We’ve done our homework on guys like Adam Dunn and there’s a reason why we don’t want Adam Dunn."
2. Dunn responded, "I know nothing about this clown. I have no idea who he is."
3. Ricciardi apologize.

And then something strange happened.

Ricciardi said he apologized to Dunn — it was a pretty stupid thing to say in the first place — and figured the matter was dropped. But, it turns out, the guy who called Ricciardi's cellphone, claiming he was Dunn, wasn't Dunn at all.

"I'm just so sick and tired of this first and foremost, but the real truth is no, I have not talked to him," Dunn said. "Again, I'm not going to go out of my way to apologize or get an apology from a guy I don't even know. So no, it didn't happen and I hope this is the last time I have to talk about it because I'm sick and tired of it. If he said he talked to me, then it's a lie."

Ricciardi was upset when Dunn's denial was presented to him.

"All I know is the person I talked to said it was Adam Dunn," said Ricciardi, who questioned Dunn's commitment to the game in an on-air discussion with a caller. "That's quite a prank to pull."


We love the idea of some sort of sports superhero prankster, who goes around prank calling players and executives to exacerbate already raw nerves and tensions. This superhero could have a lot of fun with Kobe and Shaq right now.

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