Sunday, July 21, 2013
A Heart-Warming Short Story
After getting beaned on the first and only pitch he saw in the Majors, (I think it was 2004 or 2005), Adam Greenberg disappeared from the Majors, apparently never to be seen again.
He signed a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins last year and made it back to the Majors for a very heart-warming single at-bat.
He may have struck out on 3 pitches, but it was no disgrace. He K'd against a guy who was dominating the league on his way to a Cy Young Award, (R.A. Dickey), and I'm guessing nobody left the stadium that day with dry eyes.
I had trouble recalling if I owned a card of Greenberg's from his Cubs days, but thanks to 2004 Topps Total, I have one in my collection.
Thank You, Topps Total,
You are still sorely missed in the collecting world.