Carlos Quentin learning to enjoy life

White Sox slugger, a fierce competitor, is working on better controlling his emotions

Originally Published: April 27, 2011
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Adam Dunn, one of the new players on the White Sox in 2011, had heard the stories about the club's brilliant but joyless right fielder, Carlos Quentin. Dunn had heard the nicknames given by teammates about Quentin's moods, and Dunn wondered how someone could be so remarkably good at a game and yet have so little enjoyment playing it.

"It's my goal,'' the ebullient Dunn said, "to go to lunch with him every day and bring some fun to his life.''

Quentin smiled when he was told ...

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