Happy to share this story from the Today (thanks to KK haver Eric for sending the clip) with you.
Greenberg had said he hoped getting into the World Baseball Classic for team Israel would put him back in the baseball consciousness and it looks like it has: The Miami Marlins will sign Greenberg to a one-day contract. He will suit up for the last game of the year, an Oct. 2 contest with the New York Mets.
It’s easy to be cynical. Given the tremendously disappointing season the Miami Marlins have had this year, team owner Jeffrey Loria and his son-in-law, team president David Samson, have to know people will look at this as a publicity stunt. But you know what? I don’t think Greenberg or his fans care a whit.
On the other hand, you have to remember that Greenberg was hit while facing the Marlins, so this is beshert.
According to an Associated Press story printed on the Sports Illustrated site, “Greenberg will donate his one-day salary to the Marlins’ foundation, which will donate to the Sports Legacy Institute, a group that furthers the study of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and others.”
And major props to Matt Liston for his OneAtBat campaign that put Greenberg back in the spotlight. Well done, sir; mission accomplished. Who knows if this would have happened otherwise. I think he’s just as happy as Greenberg.
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