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My ridiculous ex-Cubs experience

Friday afternoon a friend called to say she had free tickets to see the Camden Riversharks (right across the river from Philly) that night and asked if I was interested. Of course, I said, free minor league baseball. Out of interest, I browsed the net to see which team the Riversharks were an affiliate of, only to find out Camden is in the Atlantic Independent League, which wikipedia said often had former major leaguers on their rosters. This could be interesting I thought...

I grabbed a beer and a couple hot dogs (cheaper at a minor league park) and took my seat in time to hear the lineup for the visiting Newark Bears announced when I heard "batting 2nd and playing second base, number 17, Bobby Hill", at which point I started laughing out loud. I couldn't believe it. I started explaining to my girlfriend and everyone around me how Bobby Hill was traded for Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton in 2003. In fact, I was so caught-up-in-the-Bobby-Hill moment, that I missed the fact that the 1b and clean-up hitter for the Bears was no other than Randall Simon, who was also involved in the same trade (if I'm not mistaken). Bobby was 1-4 on the night with a HBP and game tying single in the top of the ninth. Mr. Simon was 3-5 with a double and the games only homer. The Bears beat the Riversharks 5-4.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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