One At Bat - the Adam Greenberg story

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  1. robinb

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    I just read about this on CNN:
    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/2...ly-mlb-appearance-getting-2nd-shot/?hpt=hp_c2

    Apparently, Adam Greenberg was a Chicago Cubs pinch hitter in July 2005. He had just been called up by manager Dusty Baker from AAA Iowa. He was beaned in his one and only Major League at bat by a Marlins pitcher and was so injured that he was not able to return to MLB.

    From his website:
    http://oneatbat.com/
    Filmmaker Matt Liston attempted to get the Cubs to resign him and give him is one at bat 7 years later. The Cubs, busy trying to stay out of last place, declined. The Marlins, however, accepted the challenge and Adam will be playing on Oct 2, 2012 in the same park where his career ended. KUDOS to the Marlins (and, I hate to say, Manager Ozzie Guillen) for signing Adam and giving him his chance. As a Cubs fan and long time season ticket holder, I have to say that I wish it were the Cubs who recognized a man's dream instead of the bottom line. In a season full of disappointments, this one really breaks my heart.

    Good luck Adam and have fun! I have to see if the Marlins game will be broadcast so I can watch it.
     
  2. Pea-n-Me

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    Amazing story. I'll be following along... :goodvibes
     
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