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Adam Greenberg to get second plate appearance

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Hit in the head in his only MLB pitch seven years ago.


    Is it a publicity stunt? I suppose. Is it nonetheless a heart-warming publicity stunt? I think so. Although it has an independent league vibe to it.

    I can't decide whether to be cynical or just go with it.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    There's no other point to watch a Marlins game, so why not?

    I don't know where or when the game became too sacred to have some fun. But people used to like Bill Veeck quite a bit for stuff like this.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Oh, the possibility of a Guillen-Bell mound meeting is always there.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That is a good point. I hope Ozzie manages another 30 years and never makes the playoffs, because the September airing of grievances is awesome. It's early Festivus!
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The months long campaigning for this opportunity didn't strike me as very professional but whatever.
  6. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    It is remarkable to think of the odds of a one-pitch major league career ending due to injury, especially this type of injury. It seems likely to be the only time such a thing has happened.

    I do think it would be great if he got a hit, publicity stunt that it is. Why not start the guy and really have some fun with it? If you're going to do something anti-competitive, at least make a day out of it.
  7. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    I never even got an MLB plate appearance. I wonder if the Marlins will give it to me.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Do you have a several hundred million dollars to you'd be willing to part with, or an original Picasso lying around your house that you don't need? Because hell, you can coach the team tonight and play centerfield if you're willing to give those to Jeffery Loria.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Just get someone sympathetic to your cause to start a campaign and get a little online petition going.

  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Don't see a problem with it. After all, the NFL just had a bunch of fans referee for three weeks.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Really rubs me the wrong way. He was a minor league scrub without much future who got a call-up when the Cubs sent down some good players in a fit of pique. His destined three-week cup of coffee got cut short in an interesting way, and he went on to float in the minors for a bit before washing out.

    What makes him so special compared to the hundreds of guys who wash out in the minors every year without ever seeing the inside of a MLB clubhouse? A stupid online petition and the willingess to whore out his dignity on every media outlet that would have him, begging for something he hasn't earned.

    I kind of hope this at-bat, I'm sorry, "plate appearance" ends in a plunking, too.
  12. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Wish this site had a 'Like' button.
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