Archive for the 'Major League Baseball' Category

Matt Diaz – Pittsburgh Pirate Outfielder

Matt Diaz is an outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.  As part of our program, “Getting Off to a Good Start,” he discusses the team’s change in attitude that has led to surprising results in the standings. Matt also talks about what he’s learned from the many changes in his career and…

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Peaks and Valleys Podcast

Isn’t it good to know that God has promised to be with us in the good times and the bad? Whether we’re in the valley or on the mountaintop, the Lord will always be by our side. On Sports Spectrum, Jay Riemersma will tell us how God’s presence helped him through nine NFL seasons as…

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Peaks and Valleys

Reggie Willits of the Angels is not unique—his story is a very familiar one to baseball players trying to hang on to the fringes of the Major Leagues. He has had more ups and downs than a yo-yo—constantly shuttling his way between Anaheim and Triple-A Salt Lake as he is called up, send back down,…

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Support Needed

For the first four months of the Major League Baseball season, pitcher Doug Fister had labored with little results and little in terms of run support. He had a 3-12 record, and, pitching for the offensively-challenged Seattle Mariners reveals why—he had received less run support from his teammates than any other starting pitcher in the…

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Clint Hurdle – Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates

The baseball season stretches over a nine-month period, and Clint Hurdle discusses what is needed to make it through that time. He also shares what’s necessary for him as a believer to endure the long seasons of life. He’s featured in the “Enduring a Long Season” program that will air on August 6, 2011.

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Enduring a Long Season Podcast

How do you cope when the road ahead looks long and difficult, with no end in sight? On Sports Spectrum, you’ll hear keys to surviving a long season from Pittsburg Pirates manager, Clint Hurdle; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Lance Berkman; and former NBA guard, Charlie Ward. Sports Spectrum is always relevant, and always faith-based!

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Crazy Days

The last couple of weeks have been one of the craziest times any sports fan could have ever imagined. First, of course has been the free agent frenzy that was launched with the settling of the NFL labor dispute last week. At the same time, Major League Baseball was bearing down on the July 31…

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Finishing the Race Podcast

With NASCAR races underway at the Brickyard 400 at the Indy Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, it’s the perfect time to discuss what it means to “Finish the Race” of life. While the phrase has ramifications in the world of motor racing, it has even greater significance in our spiritual lives. On Sports Spectrum, you’ll hear…

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Finishing The Race

The end of a baseball season can be a bit disillusioning. Why? Because there are teams that, in a sense, have nothing left to play for—and it shows on the field. We see it in September, with the end-of-season call-ups that are there to be watched and observe. The fact is, however, that they are…

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Bragging Rights

Tomorrow, the Sports Spectrum radio team will meet to record radio programs—and someone is going to have bragging rights. You see, I am a fan of the LA Angels and my co-host on the program is Bill Houston—a lifelong, died-in-the-wool, never-wavering Baltimore Orioles fan. The kicker is that, this past weekend, my Angels traveled to…

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