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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dungy, Williams, and baseball

I don't have much today, but I thought that I would go ahead before it gets to be a lot.

First, an article about Colts head coach Tony Dungy and Indiana Fever guard Tamika Catchings (both Christians) being awarded with the 2007 Chase Major Taylor Award by the Coca-Cola Circle City Classic. The award is "a tribute to African-American athletes, coaches, athletic administrators and officials who have made significant local and national contributions to youth while encouraging excellence in future generations". Here's the article:

Here's a note about Bucks guard Mo Williams and a charity event that he's holding, from an article about his upcoming season:

Williams will return to Milwaukee this weekend to play host to a charity event, a celebrity softball game at Helfaer Field at Miller Park. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.

As part of the back-to-school event, the Mo Williams Foundation will provide backpacks for youngsters attending the softball game.

"I'm a baseball player; I played shortstop and pitched," Williams said. "Young adults are my main focus. I'm blessed to be in a position a lot of people aren't, and I want to use it as a gift."

Here's the article: (originally found at:

Next, an article about Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, a Christian, and his great outfield play this season:

Here's a great article about Braves 1st baseman Julio Franco, a Christian, written on his 49th birthday last Thursday. He's currently playing for the Single-A Rome (Georgia) Braves still, I think, but should be back to play with the Braves in Atlanta on Saturday. Here's the article:

Lastly, a couple of notes from the Little League World Series games today. First, after Lubbock, Texas, beat Curacao in the world championship consolation game, they showed the Texas team huddled together on their knees praying. That was awesome. Later after Warner Robins, Georgia, beat Japan to win the world championship on a walk-off homer in the 8th inning (regulation is 6 innings), most of the Japan team was crying. After celebrating, the Georgia team went over to the Japanese team to shake their hands like the teams do after every game. However, since the Japanese players were crying, the Georgia players gave them hugs instead and tried to console them as much as they could with the language barrier. It was neat to see.

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