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Friday, July 13, 2007

more sports misc.

First of all, an article about Yankees 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez's decision to play in the All-Star game despite injuring his leg last week. Here's a quote:

"I'm grateful," he said. "I thank the good Lord for being able to play the game of baseball. I think the game is about the fans, and with that many votes, you feel a responsibility to go out and play."

Here's the article:,0,4310606.story?coll=ny-yankees-print. (originally found at:

Here's an article about Colts safety Matt Giordano, a Christian, and his season last year and the upcoming season:

Next, two more articles about Colts head coach Tony Dungy's new Christian book Quiet Strength:

Here's a quote from the other article about Dungy's book (the article's writer misspelled the book's title though):

A book hit the shelves Tuesday with much anticipation. As a matter of fact, two major bookstores in Tampa sold out of Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy's first book "Quite Strength" before noon. As of Thursday, "Quite Strength" was in the top 10 on and and climbing.

Here's the article, which includes a news video clip :

Today I just discovered Tony Dungy's blog on the Colts website. Unfortunately, to access it I think that you have to register for the website, which is free. Here's the link to the blog:

Also, an article about the retirement of MLB umpire Bruce Froemming after the season, his 37th in the Majors. Here's a quote from him about his first game as an umpire:

A stocky curmudgeon with a liberal belly, Froemming vividly recalled his first day as an umpire, 50 years ago in Waterloo, Iowa.

"I can remember standing for the national anthem," he said. "I was 18 years old, and I thought the good Lord came down and took me to heaven."

Here's the article:

Here's an article about Clemson basketball player Cliff Hammonds and his Athletes in Action team finishing play in the Jones Cup in Taiwan. The team finished third. Here's the article: (originally found at:

Next, another article about Nationals 1st baseman Dmitri Young and everything that he's gone through, in a little more detail this time:

Here's an article about another Athletes in Action team that will play in Germany in August. The players on this team include Illinois' Rich Semrau and Trent Meacham, Baylor's Tweety Carter, Colorado State's Stuart Creason, Purdue's Chris Kramer, Liberty's Alex McLean and Anthony Smith, Valparaiso's Brandon McPherson, Oregon's Mitch Platt, and Colorado's Dwight Thorne II. Here's the article:

Also, a funny article about the Faster Pastor race held in Atlanta last night. It's an annual race held between pastors in that area. Here's an article from before the race, and I'll post the article about after the race another day:

Lastly, just something that I thought was funny. Around a week ago I noticed a car with an Ohio license plate on the back of it near here. The license plate said "PURDONT" on it. At first I didn't get it until I noticed the Indiana University frame around the plate. Then it hit me: PURDONT is the opposite of PURDUE (think "PURDO"). As a huge IU fan, and therefore Purdue-hater, it was the funniest thing I ever saw. I'm going to have to call them "Purdon't" from now on!

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