Found December 06, 2011 on Big League Stew:
DALLAS — A lean and pasty ginger-haired man came over to where I was sitting, tugged at the name badge around my neck and introduced himself. "Hi, I'm Robert Fick," he said. My day had been made — and that was before Fick said that he had become a player agent. He had?! And he's sober after coming to terms with being an alcoholic. Even better. Fick hasn't played in the majors since 2007, but he certainly made a lasting impression. A skinny and fun-loving catcher/utility guy with a tendency to swear a lot, Fick hit .258/.328/.405 with 69 career homers in 10 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves and three other teams. His best seasons came from 2001-2003. He hit 19 homers with an .816 OPS for Detroit in '01. His biggest moment of infamy (and there were two or three) came for the Braves in the 2003 NLCS when, as Fick ran past first base, he slapped the arm of Cubs player Eric Karros in order to knock the ball loose. He also played a big role in the s...

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