In aptly named Surprise, Arizona, yesterday, Adam Dunn connected, twice. This in itself would have been major news last year, even if the balls he struck rolled back to the pitcher. But Dunn connected big time, as the sports experts like to put it, clouting a three-run homer and an RBI double.

We’re not going to jump to any conclusions based on two good swings, are we? Yes, we are. It’s March, after all, time to let our hopes get the best of us.

And so we’ve concluded that Dunn is back. Not the feeble flailing giant who breezed through 2011 as the expensive designated misser for the White Sox, but the slugger of 2001-2010. You can take it to the bank, put it on the board.