Yesterday we gathered in Eagle Rock to celebrate Ryan's birthday. Today he would have been 35. We played softball, because Ryan enjoyed doing that on the weekends sometimes in West Chester. Hats and jerseys were made with Ryan's image, and the turnout was big enough for us to field four teams. Spirits were very high even if the skill level was very low. It was a special day for our brother we lost almost one year ago.
Photos left to right: Knoxville takes home plate with his trademark running style; Preston Lacy, large and down to charge; Beardo Josh Lingenfelter and Capt. Caveman Cordell Mansfield, out standing in their field.
In true Ryan Dunn fashion there were a couple of injuries, too. Assistant editor Lacey Reilly got knocked dizzy when Don Swedo accidentally ran her over at home plate. She was okay, but that's more than I can say for jackass exec producer Derek Freda. The poor bastard tore his Achilles tendon and had to go to the emergency room for just running to first base!
Photos left to right: Knoxville, Steve-O and Jeff Tremaine; Wee mound Man; Guch rounds third and goes for home.
Photos clockwise from top left: Chris Pontius with an unusual amount of skin coverage; Jennifer "Lefty" Welsh; Dimitry Elyashkevich channels his inner Brooklyn; A portrait of Jacaso as a young batter with Paul English, Jr. as his close personal catcher; Trip Taylor sets his shady sights on centerfield.
Photos left to right: Dave England's son Roan runs; Jukka Hilden, Chris Pontius and Wee Man on deck; Derek Freda bats his way into a first class trip to the ER.
Photos left to right: Big Ryan and his wife Vanessa; HP of the Dudesons; Derek Freda and the Achilles tendon that couldn't.
Happy birthday, Ryan. You are loved, cherished, and very missed.
Knoxville and everyone in the Dickhouse family
(Photos by Rick Kosick; Eagle Rock, California 2012)