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The Talker: Marlins giving Adam Greenberg one more chance at-bat

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In 2005, Adam Greenberg starting his major league career playing with the Cubs. Sadly, his career started and came to a stop at the exact same time when the only pitch he saw in his first major league at-bat hit him in the head. The damage was so severe that he suffered vertigo, vision problems, and post-concussion symptoms.

As time passed, Greenberg stayed tough and motivated to recover. He eventually made it back to the field, playing in the minor leagues for three other teams, but never played again in the big leagues.

Adding insult to injury, due to the way baseball statistics are recorded, his one plate appearance didn't count as an official major league at-bat.

Then, Chicago documentary filmmaker Matt Liston got involved by making a movie based on Greenberg. The film, called One at Bat, was his chance to publicize Adam's story and to convince a major league team to give him one more chance to an official at-bat.

The Florida Marlins--the team Greenberg was playing against when he got hit--have now signed him to a one-day contract and will give him one at-bat next Tuesday in a game against the Mets.

Though it's a feel-good story to many, part of the reaction has been negative. Some people have questioned whether Greenberg has earned this chance. Others ask if the Cubs should've been the team to give him the at-bat, but they didn't even offer.

Greenberg will not be taking any else's spot on the Marlins and the MLB has agreed to let the Marlins expand their roster for one day to make room for Greenberg.

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