Archive for the 'Major League Baseball' Category

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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Five Tools of Effective Christianity: Humility Podcast

Jesus’ teaching on humility goes against the grain of the culture. On Sports Spectrum, hear from New York Mets coach, Mookie Wilson; NHL broadcaster, Chico Resch; and former Butler University center, Matt Howard, as they discuss how to stay humble on and off the field. Humility, it’s one of the “Five Tools of Effective Christianity.” You…

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Needed: True Humility

For sports fans, few things are more frustrating than when professional athletes overestimate their abilities—making financial demands that can negatively impact their team’s ability to improve by adding other needed pieces to their team’s makeup. This is not only true of older players whose best days are likely behind them. It is also true of…

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Leadership

Today marks the final day of the regular season for Major League Baseball, and some of baseball’s top teams (most notably the reigning World Series champs, the San Francisco Giants) will be heading home after today’s games are finished—missing the playoffs. The Arizona Diamondbacks will not be joining them, however, having won the National League…

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Performance Based Identity Podcast

When Sports Spectrum comes your way, we’ll address the real issues in sports and life as we look at “Performance Based Identity.” We all wrestle with living up to the expectations of others. So how do we begin living with eternity in mind and finding our identity in Christ? We’ll ask that question of Cleveland…

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What Am I Worth?

What defines our value? In sports, we automatically go to the statistics to measure the worth of a player—regardless of the sport. This seems to be particularly true in baseball, where numbers are everything. Every year, we trot out another new statistic to help us measure and evaluate a player’s worth and value; and when…

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Lanny Frattare – Radio Voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Lanny Frattare was the longtime radio voice of the National League’s Pittsburgh Pirates. Lanny is part of our “Remembering the tenth anniversary of 9/11″ program. He was behind-the-mic for the games following the September 11, 2001, tragedies that affected the nation. Lanny describes what life was like in Pittsburgh as Flight 93 had crashed in nearby…

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Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Podcast

When Sports Spectrum comes your way, we’ll turn our attention to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The horrifying events that forever changed our nation also left a lasting imprint on the lives of former New York Yankees pitcher, Andy Pettitte; former Washington Redskins lineman, Dave Szott; and former Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster, Lanny Fratarre. You’ll hear…

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Dealing With Tragedy

Few sports fans will ever forget those first baseball games in NY city following the devastation of the 9/11 attacks. The raw emotion as the national anthem was sung… followed by “God Bless America” at the seventh inning stretch… was cathartic. It was as if the whole nation took a collective sob and then ached…

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