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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MLB and College football HOF misc.

First, a happy/sad note about Braves pitcher Peter Moylan and the birth of his second child last Friday. The sad part is that his wife gave birth in their native Australia while Moylan was pitching in Atlanta. He didn't want to risk being away from the team for a few days to go home and possibly have someone else take his job, because it was so hard for him to earn a spot in the Majors in the first place. He has been pitching great this year for the most part though. Here's the note:

A good cry
A sacrifice Australian Peter Moylan has made this season is being away from his wife, Tracey, while she was pregnant with their second child back home. Moylan did at least get to hear his daughter Matisse Ava on the phone Friday, a few minutes after she was born.

Moylan spoke to his wife and could hear his daughter crying in the background.

"It was awesome," Moylan said.

He has a photo of his new daughter on his cell phone.

"It's been pretty tough; obviously I'd much rather be there," Moylan said. "But they'll be over here as quick as they possibly can."

He said it could be September, once the baby is old enough to fly.

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Here's an article about former Florida State football and NBA player Charlie Ward, a Christian, and helping to coach a Christian high school football team this fall:

Next, an article about the speeches made by Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden, a Christian, and the previously mentioned Charlie Ward when they were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame last Saturday. Among others inducted were Steve Emtman of Washington, Chad Hennings of Air Force, Bruce Smith of Virginia Tech, Emmitt Smith of Florida, and Mike Rozier of Nebraska.:

Here's an article about new Texans runningback Ahman Green agreeing to pay a down payment on a house for a single parent in return for getting his number 30 jersey from Jason Simmons:

Lastly, a couple of notes about charitable events that the Cubs were involved with last weekend:

Spare: On Sunday night, Kerry Wood will host his fourth annual charity bowling tournament, and the proceeds will benefit Lee's Project 3000, created to raise awareness of a rare eye disease that has affected the first baseman's daughter, Jada.

Lee didn't plan on bowling, but was impressed at the money raised already. Teammates Mark DeRosa and Cliff Floyd couldn't wait to put on their bowling shoes. DeRosa was on a bowling team, and once rolled a 274. Floyd, who has his own black and purple bowling ball, had a 270 as his high game, throwing a spare in the first frame. ...

Good cause: Ryan Dempster, Scott Eyre, Floyd, Koyie Hill, Jacque Jones, Lee, Jason Marquis and Will Ohman hosted a Major League Baseball Players Trust "Buses for Baseball" before Sunday's game. The players welcomed several disadvantaged children, many of whom were attending their first Major League game.

The Buses for Baseball program is administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, and provides transportation, tickets and a chance to meet players for underprivileged children. This season, the program will provide more than 1,500 children from the U.S. and Canada the experience.

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