Archive for the 'Major League Baseball' Category

The Importance of Preparation

In a matter of days, baseball training camps will open in Florida and Arizona. Teams will play 30+ exhibition games to get ready for the long season ahead, but isn’t that overkill? These guys have been playing baseball their entire lives. How hard can it be for them to get ready for yet another year…

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Past Challenges and Future Opportunities Podcast

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Close out 2011 with Sports Spectrum as we look at “Past Challenges and Future Opportunities.” We’ve all faced challenges in the past year, but God could be preparing us for some great opportunities in 2012. Join us as we discuss the topic with Dallas Cowboys tight-ends coach, John Garrett; former Major League Baseball prospect, Jeff Terrell, and…

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Developing Your Gifts

“You can’t teach tall,” is a common expression in sports, and it reminds us that there are some things that are given to athletes. No amount of coaching can make a man or woman tall, fast, or smart. What coaching can do, however, is to help players to develop the gifts they have been given,…

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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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