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Thursday, September 13, 2007

MLB, etc.

First of all, an article on Angels outfielder Garrett Anderson (a Christian), who set a team-record 12-game RBI streak end last Saturday. The MLB record is 14 straight games, set by Tris Speaker in 1928. Here's an article about his incredible streak:

Here's a quote from new Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin about his getting the job there:

Tomlin said he has the players to get the Steelers, who are one season removed from winning the Super Bowl, back to the title game this season.

"I realize I am blessed," he said. "Most people get a coaching opportunity because there is a lack of success. This is a unique opportunity and unique circumstances."

Here's the article:

Next, a note about a security guard injured at Turner Field in Atlanta during a Braves game. The guard was chasing after a stupid fan who ran onto the field during the game:

Security guard update: The careless action of one fan, who chose to run on the field before the start of the ninth inning on Friday, created a scare. While tackling the fan, security guard Josh Garner fell on his back, causing his head to slam against the infield grass.

After he was placed in a neck brace, it appeared Garner was going to be immobilized and taken off the field on a golf cart. But the ex-Marine quickly rose, removed the brace, and simply took a seat on the cart that was awaiting him. As he exited, he made a quick wave to acknowledge the applause he was receiving from the crowd.

A few Braves players who have gotten to know Garner said they weren't surprised he didn't allow the medical staff to take him out on a stretcher.

As of early Saturday evening, the organization didn't have an official update on his condition. But some of his fellow security guards indicated they felt he was doing fine.

Here's the article:

Here's an article about how Braves pitcher John Smoltz, a Christian, has had to change how he pitches in recent years to remain successful at age 40:

Also, an article about the Braves honoring the Little League World Champion team from Warner Robins, Georgia, before their game on Saturday night. It was the second year in a row that a team from Georgia had won the Little League World Championships, and so the second year in a row that the Braves had honored the winnning team: Here's a link to some pictures from that too:

Next, an article about Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, a Christian, and his season this year, his plans for off-season training and goals for next season:

Here's a good Christian audio interview from Sports Spectrum Radio with the Braves Mark Teixeira and Matt Diaz from Tuesday:

Also, unfortunately Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton's (a Christian) season may be over a little early. He re-injured a ham string injury last night and will miss the Reds upcoming 10-game road trip to receive treatment in Cincinnati with hopes that he can return after that. They only have 6 games remaining after that, so he might not be back this season. Here's the article:

Lastly, here's some sports evangelism websites that were in an article that I read in the September/October issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. I'll add these to my Christian sports links too:

Uncharted Waters Sports Ministry:
The Mulligan Society:
Church Sports International:
In His Grip Golf Association:
Cross Training Publishing:
Sports Spectrum:
The Winning Run Foundation:

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