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Sox's Dunn to attend Oscars

February 27, 2014

By Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune



Feb. 27--GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Adam Dunn is headed to the red carpet.

The White Sox slugger said Thursday that he will take a trip away from spring training Sunday to attend the Oscars. Dunn is an investor in the production company that made "Dallas Buyers Club" and had a bit role as a bartender in the movie, which is nominated for six Oscars, including best picture.

Dunn wanted to make sure that the trip was OK with his coaches and teammates, and Sox manager Robin Ventura said Dunn talked it over with the team before deciding to go.

"He wanted to make sure everybody was all right with it, but I think he should go," Ventura said. "It's probably once-in-a-lifetime. I don't know how many more movies he's going to be in.

"Everybody's probably going to watch it to see if they can spot him. Hopefully he wins. He has to go up if he wins, that's part of the rules of going."

Dunn will leave for Los Angeles in a private plane Sunday, likely after a workout, and expects to return Monday, though Ventura said he will have that day off. Dunn is scheduled to play in Saturday's game against the Indians.

"I'm not here to go to the Oscars," Dunn said. "I'm here to get ready for Opening Day, and if I was playing tomorrow and playing Sunday and all that stuff and the schedule didn't line up then I wouldn't have gone."

Dunn said he thinks the event will be "cool."

"It will be a lot of fun, and just I don't really know a whole lot about it," Dunn said. "I know people have parties for this kind of thing so it must be pretty cool."

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