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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

baseball and football misc. and Catchings

There are several articles today. I just thought that these first two articles were interesting. The first is about the two Major Leaguers to have come from Cairo, Georgia: Braves outfielder Willie Harris and Dodger Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson:

The second one is about Jets head coach Eric Mangini surprising his mom by attending her college graduation last week:

Here's a good article on Diamondbacks 1st baseman Tony Clark, a Christian, and his wanting to stay with the Diamondbacks past this season. Here's a quote about the type of person he is from teammate Eric Byrnes:

If his teammates had any say in the decision, Clark would certainly be back. Well respected throughout the game, Clark has been a mentor to many of the D-backs' young players.

"He's the glue that holds everybody together between management, coaching staff and the players; he keeps the whole organization tight," outfielder Eric Byrnes said. "I have respect for him as a player, but even more so as a man and a teammate."

Here's the article:

Next, a good article about Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano and catcher Michael Barrett, both Christians, about their fight last Saturday. I liked the comment about in yesterday's Daily. I have to admit I've been there, done that though, unfortunately. Not fighting or cussing, but yelling and slamming doors though. I just get frustrated or upset and let loose, and fortunately a video camera isn't around to broadcast it for the whole world to see. I usually feel better afterwards, not that it makes it right though. From what this article says, everything seems to be okay between Zambrano and Barrett now. Their friendship and faith might be stronger for it. Here's some good quotes from Zambrano about it:

"I think the only person who can control my emotions is God," Zambrano said. "I have to build my relationship with God and make it stronger. He's the only one who can control me. I come from a family, and my dad is like I am. I think it's in my blood."

Here's the article:

Here's an article about a youth baseball clinic that the Angels put on last week. Those involved included current players Reggie Willits and Chris Bootcheck, manager Mike Scioscia, and former players Jay Johnstone, Bobby Grich, and Dave Frost. Here's the article:

Lastly, three good Christian articles from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Sharing the Victory Magazine. The first is about the WNBA's Indiana Fever Tamika Catchings: Also included in the article is the address for her website and foundation, Catch the Stars foundation:

The next one is about Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright:

The last one is about the Arena Fooball League's Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton:

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