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Giving away roster spots and at-bats in the interest of ginning up goodwill is an affront to the men who, even as I write this, are in a weight room or a batting cage or an agent’s office, doing anything they can to earn that which, sometime tonight, is being gifted.
he's been on a role this week
I have to imagine that there are some AAA types in the Marlins' organization who are unhappy that this guy was given big league time as a publicity stunt, when they've been unable to get it themselves.
Wasn't there a story recently about a female soccer player who was at a national team game (I want to say Scotland?) as a fan and got pressed into service after too many players got injured? I think stuff like that is cool and I think that they add something to sports.
He got hit, and that may have ruined his career, but unfortunately things like that happen in sports
Greenberg got into a game. He got hit, and that may have ruined his career, but unfortunately things like that happen in sports. But he still got into a game and would have "retired" with a 1.000 OBP. It's not like his appearance didn't "count." He's in the box score and the record books and Baseball-Reference.com. Lots of minor league players never get to wear a major league uniform, or get to hear their named called at a major league stadium.
Also, doesn't this stunt actually make Greenberg a less interesting part of baseball history? Sort of like if they had reversed the last call of Gallaraga's near-perfect game?
Wasn't there a story recently about a female soccer player who was at a national team game (I want to say Scotland?) as a fan and got pressed into service after too many players got injured?
So much cynicism here. Sheesh. He never had the chance to swing in his first appearance. He got it last night. It harmed no one. It was a cool moment. Greenberg seems to have greatly appreciated it.
It's a nice moment and I can't believe anyone's upset by it.
Sheehan's alright but man is he a whiny baby and man is he a narcissist.
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