Archive for the 'Major League Baseball' Category

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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Getting Off to a Good Start Podcast

Anyone who has taken part in a race knows how important it is to get off to a good start. But what does it take and what are the necessary components? We’ll talk about it on Sports Spectrum with a young athlete heading off to college on a basketball scholarship. We’ll also visit with her…

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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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