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Adam Greenberg courtesy at-bat affected strikeout race

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09:01 AM ET 10.07 | Add Clayton Kershaw to the list of those who should have been offended when the Marlins gave Adam Greenberg an at-bat. R.A. Dickey, who struck out Greenberg on three pitches, won the strikeout title over Kershaw by one 230-229.

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October 7, 2012  09:10 AM ET

It figures this garbage would come out of Chicago. They didn't have the decency to give the kid his at-bat but will sure-as-hell job him- again!
A Seriously screwed up organization.

October 7, 2012  09:11 AM ET

So...

This kid gets HBP in his 1st Major League AB and it unfortunately puts him out of the game.
But he's got a 1.000 OBP and is the answer to a Trivia question.

After this, atleast he's got a Batting average... Too bad it 0.000 :-)

October 7, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Not Cool, Bros.

October 7, 2012  10:37 AM ET

A Chicago newspaper is talking about the Florida Marlins giving an at-bat to a young man, where the pitcher was a NY Met and they (Chicago) decided that a Dodger got screwed?


WTH?

October 7, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Or...Kershaw's hip injury that caused him to push back and ultimately lose a start caused it, but that wouldn't be nearly as newsworthy.

October 7, 2012  10:50 AM ET

The baseball writers there have nothing else to write about because the Cubs were out of it by the Fourth and Sox went into a dump and gave away the division to the Tigers.

October 7, 2012  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Or...Kershaw's hip injury that caused him to push back and ultimately lose a start caused it, but that wouldn't be nearly as newsworthy.

Precisely.

October 7, 2012  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It figures this garbage would come out of Chicago. They didn't have the decency to give the kid his at-bat but will sure-as-hell job him- again! A Seriously screwed up organization.

I tried to link to the story to find out if this came from the organization or the newspaper--but you have to register to read the story, as though the Tribune is some sort of lethal weapon. But the excerpt sounds as though it was the reporter's story, not something released by the Cubs. This time we should be blaming the media.

October 7, 2012  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I tried to link to the story to find out if this came from the organization or the newspaper--but you have to register to read the story, as though the Tribune is some sort of lethal weapon. But the excerpt sounds as though it was the reporter's story, not something released by the Cubs. This time we should be blaming the media.

It came from Phil Rogers - does that answer your question? Here's the entire article called "Baseball Whispers"

Add Clayton Kershaw to the list of those who should have been offended when the Marlins gave Adam Greenberg an at-bat. R.A. Dickey, who struck out Greenberg on three pitches, won the strikeout title over Kershaw by one 230-229. ???

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October 7, 2012  02:23 PM ET

to the list of those who should have been offended
There's a list? Gimme an effin break.

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October 7, 2012  06:57 PM ET

kershaw wasn't affected by any player in the amount of strikes numbers, rather he affect his own misfortune by not been able to strike a little more players than RA dickey,,,,

October 7, 2012  09:22 PM ET

Wonder if the Chicago Cubs will invite Adam Greenberg to Spring Training and give him a shot at a Roster spot... Greenberg couldn't produce any less than the Cubs regulars did in 2012... Cubs could sure use a Leadoff man and outfielder in 2013

October 8, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Really ? I'm sure Kershaw lost much sleep over this .

 
October 8, 2012  12:20 PM ET

I am surprised that a) it's coming out of Chicago and b) nobody's blaming Bush

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