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A team in need of an uplifting story the Miami Marlins will give Adam Greenberg an opportunity seven years later to bat in the Major Leagues tonight. Greenberg made his big league debut on July 9, 2005 with the Chicago Cubs and was hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Marlins lefty Valerio De Los Santos in his only plate appearance. Greenberg suffered from vertigo after the incident and strived to make it back to the big league level, but did not make it higher than the Double-A level in the minors.
The Mets will send Cy Young Award candidate R.A. Dickey to the mound. Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had previously stated he was considering starting Greenberg in the outfield and batting leadoff for his one at-bat, but has since decided he will insert him in tonight's game against the Mets at some point.
The "one at-bat" theme was constructed by filmmaker Matt Liston, a Cubs fan who received over 20,000 signatures for an online petition for Greenberg to receive one at-bat. Since Greenberg was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance, it does not count as an official Major League at-bat. I love this story, Greenberg is being given a second chance. He will donate his one-day salary to the team's foundation, which will donate it to an orgianization that studies the effects of brain trauma in athletes.
Bills fans are sick and tired of getting their doors kicked in by Tom Brady and the Pats. Brady, who ripped the hotels in Buffalo at last years super bowl. owns the Bills. He has lost only twice to Buffalo in his career. Brady is a top five qb of all-time, Ryan Fitzpatrick is not even a top 5 bills qb of all-time. Brady has a super model wife to go along with his metrosexual looks. Fitz sports a viking like beard.
Its bad enough Boston is a better town than Buffalo sports and culture. Boston has the "Pops", Buffalo has wings. The Bruins have recently won a Stanley Cup, the Sabres missed the playoffs last season. In fact, Boston has won numerous sports titles over the past 40 years, Buffalo is still searching for their first since President Lyndon Johnson was in office.