Archive for the 'Major League Baseball' Category

Celebrating A Life Well Lived Podcast

On Sports Spectrum, we’ll head to the archives for stories of men and women who lived their lives to the fullest for Christ. We’ll hear former North Carolina State women’s basketball coach, the late Kay Yow; former Detroit Tigers broadcaster, the late Ernie Harwell; and former Major League manager, the late Johnny Oates. We’re “Celebrating A Life…

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Role Reversal

For most of the last 30 years, it has seemed that baseball, more than any other major professional sport, has been ground zero for labor problems. Strikes, continued labor animosity between players and owners, and a lost World Series all contributed to almost ruin baseball. But that seems to have changed. Last week, Major League…

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Resolving Conflict Podcast

When it comes to relationships, be it personal or professional, there will be times of conflict. How we attempt to resolve those disagreements directly impacts the outcome. When you join us for Sports Spectrum, we’ll be getting some thoughts on conflict resolution from FCA Vice President, Dan Britton; Philadelphia Eagles front office executive, Phil Savage;…

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Resolving Conflict

The images of the Bronx Zoo are still fresh in the minds of baseball fans who witnessed the constant brawling and bickering in the dugout of the New York Yankees in the 1980s. Billy Martin going at Reggie Jackson was the most visible conflict, but not the exclusive source of the friction that team knew…

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Finding Joy in Disappointment Podcast

How do you react in times of disappointment? What emotions do you feel? Chances are, joy is not at the top of your list. On Sports Spectrum we’ll discover what it means to find joy in disappointing circumstances as we visit with former Detroit Tigers pitcher, Mike Maroth, and NBA broadcaster, Mark Champion. You won’t want…

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Surprise, Surprise

As one of the last Major League Baseball teams to qualify for the postseason party, the St. Louis Cardinals did not find themselves sprinting into the playoffs; they were limping into them. They needed a collapse from the Atlanta Braves to secure a wild-card ticket to the dance. They then proceeded to eliminate the vaunted…

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Hard Losses

In any sport, losses are always frustrating. Though you can learn from losses or be challenged by losses, it is hard to imagine enjoying a loss—and the tougher the loss, the harder it is to get beyond it. This certainly applies to the St. Louis Cardinals after game two of the World Series. Having won…

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The Right Help

Back in July, as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approached, many teams were looking for the right help to strengthen their squads and take them deep into the postseason. Some looked for a big bat to add punch to their offense, while others looked for a strong starting pitcher to add depth to their…

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Titanic Battle

Last Friday night was one of those times that baseball fans dream of—two great teams (the Cardinals and the Phillies) meeting each other in the fifth game of the NLDS with a winner-take-all atmosphere. It is what the playoffs are all about. Add to this the spice of two Cy Young Award-winning pitchers, Roy Halladay…

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Needed: Contentment

This past baseball season was a struggle for Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Brandon Inge. After a lengthy bout with mononucleosis, Inge never really showed anything at the plate. His defense was solid and his arm was great, but he couldn’t hit. Finally, after weeks of struggle, Inge was given the choice to go down to…

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