It's pretty embarrassing to have your team give a 31 year old rookie an AB just for the hell of it.
Can you imagine in one of the Rangers loosing seasons if they, for example, raffled off an AB just for a few bucks? It'd be the laughing stock of the league. While this isn't a "raffled off" AB, it's also the equivalent of a worthless AB and just giving one away for the story/money.
What if he happened to have a go-ahead hit in the game?
It's not like he isn't playing baseball anymore.
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awesome story, there is no negative to this. Dont really care why the Marlins did it, they stepped up and it is an awesome story. Hope he gets a hit. I have not watched a Marlins game all year but will certainly tune in to this one!