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July 09, 2012

Just My Type

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AD: It's hopeless. First time you face him, you feel like he's going to hit you right in the back of the neck. And it ends up down and away for a strike. You have to trust that it's going to be a strike.

DP: Ever close your eyes and just swing?

AD: No. It probably looks like that sometimes.

DP: Bigger surprise: White Sox in first place in the American League Central or Nationals with the best record in the National League?

AD: Us. No one expected us to do anything great. Everyone expected the Nationals to be really competitive this year.

DP: How good is Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg?

AD: What separates him from everybody else is his demeanor. Not just on the field, but the way he handles himself off the field. He's as good as it gets.

DP: How's your new manager, Robin Ventura?

AD: He's awesome. He's laid back. Even when we're not playing too hot, he's the same dude.

DP: What kind of football player were you?

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