I've tried to stay away from commenting much on second baseman Brian Roberts because I haven't seen or talked to him much, the team has been mum about his issues and concussions are not something to be cavalier about. But I feel pretty confident in saying that Roberts didn't cancel his annual Brian's Bash because his health wouldn't have allowed him to be present. That event, which has raised a lot of money for the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, is quite an undertaking. Roberts has plenty of help, but he also does a lot on his own, like getting items for the auction and helping with sponsors and promotions. Obviously, he hasn't been in town or around the team to do a lot of that stuff. Plus, the success of the event – and the sale of tickets - depends heavily on Roberts playing regularly and being visible in the community. Neither has happened so unfortunately, it's kind of like out of sight, out of mind. I totally understand the fan's frustration with how little he has played since signing the big contract, but I think suggesting that he is using his concussion issues to dodge an important event to him and his family is ridiculously unfair and unfortunate.