Game 161 of the Miami Marlins' miserable 2012 season was nonetheless a special one. It was a special game for more than a few reasons for me and for many other parties. It was special because it was the last game of 2012 that I would attend live. It was also the first time I got to see Jacob Turner, the Marlins' shiniest new pitching prospect-turned-major league starter. It was also special because it was the first time I got to see R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball in person as well.
But of course, the biggest reason why the average person would consider Game 161 of the Miami Marlins' 2012 season special was because of Adam Greenberg, who was making his return to the majors for one more at-bat after being struck by a pitch seven years ago. And the presence of Greenberg and the litany of folks who followed him via the One At-Bat campaign, along with the people of were generally interested in this moment, helped to fill out the crowd of 29,709. For a late-season series, even one against the dreaded New York Mets, that is a good turnout.
Enjoy the gallery, and note that sadly, I had to leave after the tenth inning. That means no 11th-inning walk-off celebrations noted here, though certainly some exciting stuff happened on the field. Excuse my poor quality, but it is a camera on a phone. Enjoy!