Million Dollar Question – ‘Who Is The One That Got Away’???
For the last two weeks we have discussed rookie baseball cards that were issued during the 1970’s. And we will get back to that next week for another episode of ‘Million Dollar Question’.
But today, being that it is Lou Brock’s birthday, I have something to ask that is a bit more timely to today’s celebration.
As many of you know, Lou Brock started his major league baseball career as a member of the Chicago Cubs. This fact may be one that the casual baseball fan does not know, but I guarantee you that every Cubs fan knows this. And hates it too!
In Chicago, Lou Brock is commonly known as ‘The One That Got Away’.
So, that is what tonight’s ‘Million Dollar Question’ is all about – ‘Who Is The One That Got Away’???
And for me, this one is very easy. As a Marlins fan for 20+ seasons, I have seen the team dump talent often. And while some moves were positive moves for the club in efforts to either move poorly performing players or dump salary, there is one move that still burns.
The player?? Miguel Cabrera!!
One of the most talented players of the last quarter century, and the most talented hitter in today’s game, this move crippled the franchise and is one that the team still suffers from making six seasons ago and the team has still not recovered. The worst part of the trade?? None of the pieces that the Marlins received (Maybin, Miller, Badenhop) in return for Cabrera did anything memorable for ‘The Fish’.
So, now I pose the question to you – ‘Who Is The One That Got Away’???
This is going to be good…