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Sunday, February 25, 2007

MLB misc.

First, a website for the Major League Baseball Players Association's group that promotes volunteering among high school students:

Here's an article about how the Giants Rich Aurelia and his wife Raquel are helping others:

Next, an article about former Major Leaguer and current Yankees broadcaster Joe Girardi, a Christian, being honored by Northwestern, his alma mater and how he's enjoying his time off from managing to be with his kids:

Here's an article about the Red Sox J.D. Drew and the upcoming season. Here's an interesting quote:

Drew told the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune during the offseason that he believes in what is called the Maker's Diet, which is based on natural foods that have roots in the Bible. It's that diet, in part, that Drew says has helped him feel stronger heading into this season.

Here's the article:

Also, an article about the Red Sox David Ortiz and the upcoming season. Here's a quote:

It's difficult to find any athlete who is more comfortable in his own skin than Ortiz, the left-handed masher. That's why he keeps his goals for the coming season very simple.

"Just try to stay healthy and keep on rolling," said Ortiz. "That's me. I don't ask for too much. I'm asking the man up there, the Lord, to keep me healthy -- me and my teammates and family. [I want to] just have fun. This is a game. You can't put pressure on yourself."

Here's the article:

Lastly, an article about former Major Leaguer Marquis Grissom starting a baseball/softball league in his native Atlanta:

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