Archive for the 'Major League Baseball' Category

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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A Lack of Certainty

As baseball revs up the second half of the season, much ink (and digital type) is being spilled speculating about what will happen next. Will there be a major blockbuster trade that pushes a contender to the forefront? Which team will get the big bat, power starting pitcher, or closer they desperately need—and will their…

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Living With Eternity In Mind

In the world of sports, it seems that everything is temporary—and major league baseball teaches us that by the sheer length of the season. This year’s division champion is next year’s also-ran. This week’s fielding hero is next week’s goat, committing an unthinkable error. Today’s untouchable closer blows tomorrow’s save. As the long season drags…

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Tragedy and Sports

By now, most sports fans know that last Thursday night, in an otherwise fairly routine baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics, tragedy struck. In the second inning, a foul ball that stayed on the field was tossed into the stands for a fan—but when the fan reached over the railing to…

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Chris Bando – Former Major League Catcher

Chris Bando shares the experiences of big-league life and the challenges of managing that lifestyle on our show, “Balancing Life’s Responsibilities.” He is now the head coach at San Diego Christian College where he has the chance to share this wisdom with young players struggling to keep the right perspective.

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Balancing Life’s Responsibilities Podcast

Have you ever felt like life was pulling you in different directions? For example, the demands of work can compete for our attention leaving the needs of our loved ones and our time with the Lord on the back burner. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll look at “Balancing Life’s Responsibilities” with former NBA and college basketball…

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Jerry Schemmel – Colorado Rockies Radio Voice

The 28-year play-by-play veteran, Jerry Schemmel, of both the NBA and Major League Baseball, talks about the power of the words we speak in both the big-time moments of sportscasting, and our personal lives with family and friends.

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Bringing Perspective

The NFL Draft and NBA Draft are events that captivate the fans of their respective sports with hoopla and wall-to-wall coverage of every pick and its implications for the teams and players throughout the selection process. For Major League Baseball, however, the draft flies under the radar. Few even pay attention that it is going…

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Our View Of Authority

One of the most pervasive elements of all sport is the presence and necessity of authority. Consider a Major League baseball team and the layers of authority a player must deal with. First you have coaches—a position coach who works with you on the specifics of your role on the team; a hitting coach who…

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