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Friday, August 10, 2007

MLB misc., etc.

First of all, an article about North Carolina women's field hockey player Brianna O'Donnell working at and raising money for an orphanage in a slum in Kenya: (originally found at:

Here's a Christian article in Guideposts Magazine by former Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner, a Christian, and how he survived a small plane crash on a lake last February: For more on him and the story, go here (page down some): It also includes his website:

Next, an article about Mets pitcher Tom Glavine's 300th win last Sunday and how important it was to his family too. Here's a quote about it from his wife Christine:

"I don't want to say a long time coming, but a lot of anticipation," said Christine Glavine, who after thinking about it for a second corrected herself. "Yeah, a long time coming. Twenty years in the making. He works so hard, he's so disciplined. We knew, hopefully, God willing, it was going to be inevitable. We couldn't do it on the first try, but he was awesome on the second try."

Here's the article:

Here's an article about the Faith and Family Night being held before the Astros game on Saturday. Those involved are Astros 1st baseman Lance Berkman and Christian music artist Jeremy Camp. Here's a quote from Berkman about it:

"When you're a Christian, it permeates every aspect of your life," Berkman told the Houston Chronicle last year. "It's who I am, and it comes out in every arena."

Here's the article: (originally found at:

Also, an article about Royals 1st baseman/DH Mike Sweeney, a Christian, and the possibility of him coming back and playing for the Royals next year:

Here's an article about Rockets Guard Tracy McGrady raising money for a Houston school with a celebrity softball tournament and auction:

Next, an article about Dodgers pitcher Roberto Hernandez, his long career in baseball, and how he reaches out to help others:

Here's an article about Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, a Christian, and how his hitting has improved since working with Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton (also a Christian) last winter:

Also, an article about the things that Heat guard Dwayne Wade is doing to help others in South Florida this week:

Lastly, an article about Brewers infielder Tony Graffanino's (a Christian) season-ending knee injury Wednesday:

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