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Sunday, October 28, 2007

MLB Playoffs, NFL, and soccer

Hello! Most of these articles are about the Rockies in the Red Sox in the playoffs. The first article is about Rockies pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, a Christian, from the Kansas City Star, which is where he played with the Royals before being traded during last season. The article is about his former teammates with the Royals, including fellow Christians Mike Sweeney, John Buck, and former Royal and current Rockie teammate Mark Redman, and about how the Rockies are different from the Royals. Here's the article: (originally found at:

Here's an article about Bengals linebacker Anthony Schlegel, a Christian, and how he's fitting in with the Bengals after being released by the Jets in September. The Bengals then picked him up after that, and then the Bengals played against the Jets last Sunday. Here's a quote from him about switching teams and his family:

Lots of things have changed for the player. He and his wife Stephanie have a 15-month old son, Hunter (aptly named for Schlegel's favorite hobby). Stephanie is expecting their daughter in December. Her name will be Faith.

"After being released from the Jets we put all our faith in God. We knew he was going to take care of it," Schlegel said.

Schlegel knew he was going to be cut by the Jets because of limited preseason reps.

Here's the article:

Next, an article about Colts quarterback Peyton Manning supporting his good friend and former fellow Tennessee quarterback, Rockies 1st baseman Todd Helton (a Christian), in the World Series:

Here's an article about Dodgers special assistant to general manager and former Red Sox 3rd baseman Bill Mueller, a Christian, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway park before the ALCS Game 6:

Also, an artilce about Red Sox DH/1st baseman David Ortiz and the charity work that he's done in recent years:,1,1786600.story?track=rss (originally found at:

Here's an article about Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook, a Christian, who overcame blood clots in his lungs that almost killed him to come back and pitch for the Rockies. He is also friends with former Rockies minor league pitching coach Bo McLaughlin, who also almost died while pitching for the A's when he was hit in the head by a batted ball. Here's the article:,2777,DRMN_23924_5727375,00.html (originally found at: Just a note: Here's a link to a great press conference with Cook yesterday before his start in Game 4 of the World Series tonight (more later):

Here's an artilce about Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, a Christian, and his start in the ALCS Game 6. The game potentially could have been Schilling's final start at Fenway Park, as the Red Sox could have lost Game 7 (but they didn't) and Schilling could be a free agent after the season. Here's a couple of quotes from him about that:

"God gave me a chance to play professional baseball, which is a gift beyond anything you'd ever dream of," Schilling said. "But to play in this stadium in front of these people, you know, I would argue that you'll never hear home-field advantaged being pooh-poohed again in this city." ...

"How incredibly blessed I am," Schilling said. "I mean, those are the moments you don't ever forget."

Here's the article:

Lastly, an article about an outreach that Athletes an Action at Arizona State did with an Iranian-American soccer tournament in California:

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