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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

MLB, basketball, and college football

Hello! First of all, a note about now former Brewers outfielder Corey Koskie, a Christian, who might be attempting a comeback after missing the last season and a half because of post-concussion syndrome (page down some): http://www.startribune.com/twins/story/1496748.html (originally found at: http://mlb.mlb.com/pa/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071022&content_id=2275925&vkey=mlbpa_news&fext=.jsp).

Here's an article about Indiana high school basketball star Tyler Zeller, a Christian, after his recruiting visit to Purdue. He's also considering IU, North Carolina, and Notre Dame: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071023/SPORTS0602/710230390/1070/SPORTS0602.

Next, an article about San Diego State athletes helping out at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, an evacuation center for those evacuated from their homes because of the wildfires there. The athletes thought that since their housing and food was taken care of by their scholarships that they would help those who had neither. Two of the athletes that helped were football players Chaz Schilens and Mike Kravetz. Here's a quote from Schilens about it:

Added Schilens: "We've been blessed to go to school here and most of us are on scholarship. So while other people's houses are being evacuated, you just think, 'hey, we can do something about this.'

"You can't just sit around."

Here's the article: http://media.www.thedailyaztec.com/media/storage/paper741/news/2007/10/23/Sports/Athletes.Help.In.A.Time.Of.Need-3051196-page2.shtml (originally found at: http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3077025&searchName=feldman_bruce&campaign=rsssrch&source=bruce_feldman&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fespn%2fblog%2findex%3fentryID%3d3077025%26searchName%3dfeldman_bruce%26campaign%3drsssrch%26source%3dbruce_feldman).

Here's an article about Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew, a Christian, and his family and hometown in southern Georgia: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2007-10-22-drew-hometown_N.htm?csp=34.

Also, an article about Hornets guard Chris Paul, a Christian, and how important he is to both the Hornets season and the team getting back a fan base in New Orleans after they played most of the last two seasons in Oklahoma City after Katrina. It also tells about how he learned hard work by working at his grandfather's filling station growing up. Here's the article: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-chrispaul102307&prov=yhoo&type=lgns.

Here's another good article about Rockies manager Clint Hurdle, a Christian, and how he went from failed baseball phenom to successful manager: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2007/news/story?id=3075136.

Next, a blog entry from IU tailback Bryan Payton from the weekend before last, after they got beat by Penn State. The first part is about him and his good friend Josh Gaines, linebacker at Penn State, who he grew up with. Here's a quote from him about Gaines and his family:

I spent so many nights over at their place, went to church went them, ate meals with them and went on trips with them.

He also talked about some shopping he did the day before his post too:

I bought some button ups, T-shirts, jeans, khakis and some church shoes.

Here's the post: http://insideiufootball.blogspot.com/2007/10/footballshoppingand-good-friends.html.

Here's an article about the Red Sox donating some fun electronics to the Children's Hospital in Boston. Helpling out was Red Sox pitcher Kyle Snyder. Here's the article: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071024&content_id=2280650&vkey=news_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos.

Also, in case you haven't seen it yet, here's the video of the amazing 15-lateral game-winning touchdown play by NCAA Division 3 Trinity University in San Antonio last Saturday: www.yahoo.com/s/722983.

Lastly, a Christian note from Monday's "The Daily" from Sports Spectrum about recently-hired Yankees manager Joe Girardi:

KIM’S PEP TALK BEARS RESULTS FOR JOE G: It appears that the NY Yankees will still have a Joe at the helm. Reports are indicating that Joe Girardi will be named to replace Joe Torre as the Yankee skipper. Girardi was the 2006 National League manager of the year in his rookie managerial season in Florida. If Girardi indeed takes over and leads the Yankees into fall success, the team can thank Joe’s wife, Kim. In the mid-1990s, Girardi was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the New York Yankees. Girardi, born in Peoria, Illinois, was not a big-city guy, and he was hesitant about going to the Yankees. Throughout his first season in the Big Apple, he felt uncomfortable. But Kim came to the rescue. “It was amazing what Kim did for me,” Girardi said in the book Safe at Home 2. “We had times when I really struggled. She always seemed to pick me up and let me know that God had me there for a reason. ‘Don’t give up,’ she would say. ‘Fight this through. If you do, you’ll see later in your life that God put you here for a reason!’ ” Did He ever!

Here's the webpage: http://www.sportsspectrum.com/daily/archives/071029.php.

1 comment:

savedinsports said...

Thanks for the great comment you left the other day!

I didn't see the lateral pass video, but heard my husband *laughing* so hard the other morning - he told me about it and thought it was hysterical!