Friday, September 28, 2012

IN A JUST WORLD, HE LIGHTS UP THAT SCULPTURE:  Two years ago tomorrow, Marsha noted the "scary and horrifyingly depressing" story of the Cubs' Adam Greenberg, beaned in the head in his only MLB plate appearance on a 92 mph fastball from the Marlins' Valerio de los Santos, causing a severe concussion which forced the end of his baseball dreams without logging a single official at-bat.

Until now. The Marlins have signed him to a one-day contract effective the penultimate day of this season, allowing Greenberg one more chance to get that at-bat (don't walk!), and his salary will be donated to Chris Nowinski's Sports Legacy Institute to further its research into the effects of chronic brain trauma in sports.


  1. Marsha10:16 AM

    I'm very happy for him. I've been following his story all these years, and have really hoped he'd work his way back to the majors, but it became clear a while ago that it wasn't going to happen. It's a very nice move for the Marlins, but frankly, it should have been the Cubs. It's not as if they're protecting their playoff chances right about now.

  2. Anonymous11:34 AM

    I disagree. There are also the issues of forgiveness, reconciliation and closure.

  3. Fred App12:03 AM

    I believe he'll be facing R.A. Dickey. That seems right: It may not be easy to hit a knuckleball, but at least he doesn't have to worry about being hit again with a 90-plus mph fastball.