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  1. what if he gets walked again?

    Comment by HPJoker — September 27, 2012 @ 11:45 am

  2. Cool!

    Comment by Spit Ball — September 27, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  3. He’s never been walked in an MLB game. He got one pitch in the back of the head, that’s it. That being said I’d like to see him play a game.

    Comment by Spit Ball — September 27, 2012 @ 11:53 am

  4. Nice touch, Bradley. I got emotional for Adam Greenburg reading this, and I look forward to his at bat.

    Comment by Matthias — September 27, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

  5. A feel-good story.

    If only there were a television production company backing this effort and planning to film the whole thing as the final episode in a piece on Greenberg’s inspiring story. Oh, wait….

    Good luck to Greenberg, though. My justified cynicism should in no way reflect upon him as he pursues his dream. The Astroturfing conducted on his behalf was not of his
    doing.

    Comment by Chantal Goya — September 27, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

  6. Well done, Bradley.

    Comment by Jack Weiland — September 27, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

  7. Like Selig would say no to this one. Ha.

    Comment by TX Ball Scout — September 27, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

  8. I love this story. It really illustrates that no matter what kind of quantification FanGraphs comes up with, there will never be statistics on the human factor.

    Comment by KCDaveInLA — September 27, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

  9. It is a great story. But I’m not sure I would classify a token AB in a meaningless game as a “storybook ending.” It is a nice thing, and certainly better than NOT getting the AB, but I’m sure if you asked 25 year old greenberg what his storybook ending would be, this wouldn’t be it.

    Comment by Steve — September 27, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  10. I hope someone somewhere buys Tagg Bozied a beer and sits and watches that game with him.

    Comment by David — September 27, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

  11. Odds on him getting HBP?

    Comment by Johnhavok — September 27, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

  12. I imagine there’s a bit of embarrassment for him over this whole thing, simply because it’s receiving a lot of attention, and people are going out of their way to make it happen. I’m sure anyone would feel a little weird having all the recognition and expectation building so quickly.

    But I imagine he’ll take it for what it’s worth, and enjoy what he can. It won’t be the same, but it is what it is.

    Comment by baty — September 27, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  13. Does anyone else get a bad taste in their mouth with regards to this narrative? I mean he is taking a 40 man spot from someone else well more deserving, I really feel for Greenberg, and I was a Cubs fan watching that game when it happened, and his dream and career were over just like that, but he had his chance, and it was a horrific outcome, baseball is about the best players occupying a roster, not the player with the most heartbreaking story.

    Comment by Andrew — September 27, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

  14. Yeah, a bit. This is MLB silly, total unnecessary story number 2 of the last week or so to accompany the ridiculous notion of Melky Cabrera withdrawing his candidacy for the NL batting title. I suppose I could throw the shutdown Strasburg in there as a 3rd one. What’s next? Is MLB morphing into the WNBA?

    Comment by reillocity — September 27, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

  15. Call me heartless and cynical, but if you’re not good enough to make the team on merit, you should not see action in an MLB game. Period.

    It sounds to me like he needs to let go of the past. He had an opportunity that millions of people want and never get. Is getting what amounts to a pity at-bat really gonna bring this guy closure? I bet some of this is financially motivated & he signs a book deal within a week of playing.

    Comment by Naysayer — September 27, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

  16. OK, I will: You’re heartless and cynical.

    Comment by DBA400 — September 27, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  17. Can’t they just remove him from their 40 man and add someone else after the game if the spot is so important?

    Comment by Ruki Motomiya — September 27, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

  18. It figures the whole thing would be started by a Cubs fan. After all, they’ve been giving AB’s to players who don’t deserve them pretty much every season since 1946.

    Comment by Mike P — September 27, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

  19. I’ll join.

    You’re an asshole, and your friends are probably assholes too.

    Comment by hey oooh — September 28, 2012 @ 12:41 am

  20. I read that his one at-bat is coming against knuckleballer/Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey. Is this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or cruel and unusual punishment?

    I predict a strikeout.

    Comment by Jon L. — September 28, 2012 @ 4:44 am

  21. Of course they can. People are just making up random arguments because they don’t like the idea of him getting an AB like this.

    Comment by Simon — September 28, 2012 @ 8:14 am

  22. Hey “Hey Oooh” – Sorry you don’t agree with me, but there’s no need to be insulting and hostile. Read your post again, and then look in the mirror.

    Comment by Naysayer — September 28, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

  23. What a great story. Baseball is about the best players playing but All sport is about sportsmanship and this is a class act. The ki deserves it-no doubt exciting. He is the only reason I am watching the marlins game tonight. Go Adam!

    Comment by Todd C — October 2, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

  24. Ask Clayton Kershaw what he feels about this charade. RA Dickey finished up 1 strikeout ahead of him because of this AB. I imagine that affected bonus money for both pitchers.

    Comment by SFToby — October 10, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

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