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Saturday, November 17, 2007

MLB and football misc.

Hi. I think that I'm finally going to get caught up now. I'm doing this while I'm listening to the IU/Purdue football game on the radio. GO IU!

First of all, a Q & A article with Braves 1st baseman Mark Teixeira, a Christian:

Here's an article about Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, a Christian, and how he's blamed himself for the Bengals troubles this season, even though he's had a great season himself:

Next, an article about new Royals manager Trey Hillman, a Christian, and what his new players think of him. Here's a quote about him from Royals pitcher Brian Bannister:

"The thing that strikes you right away is that he's a man of character," Bannister said. "I know that word gets tossed out there a lot, but when you're talking about a young team and an organization that's on the upswing and has been through some tough times in the recent past, it takes a manager that's willing to get into trenches with the players, a guy with passion and a guy that has belief in a long-term plan to turn this thing around. Right away, from what I've heard about him, is he's exactly the kind of guy we need. ..."

Here's the article:

Here's an quote from Diamondbacks pitcher Micah Owings, a Christian, on winning the Silver Slugger Award for the best hitting pitcher in the Majors:

"I just take great honor in it," Owings said of receiving the award. "It's very humbling. I've been blessed. It's something I've worked hard at my whole life, and it's something that I will definitely treasure."

Here's the article:

Also, an article about new Dodgers manager Joe Torre (that still sounds weird) and his raising money for his Safe at Home Foundation, which works to stop domestic violence:

Here's an article about Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs, who is still playing while dealing with his father Ron, a former Cowboy, being in a coma. Here's a quote from him about that:

"I've come to peace with it," said Shawn after a Washington Redskins practice Friday. "If you have faith, when you see him in the hospital you know he's no longer in pain, he's not hurting. He's at peace."

Here's the article: (originally found at:

Next, a great article about Navy runningback Reggie Campbell, a Christian, and his teammate, best friend, and fellow Christian Irv Spencer. Here's a quote from Spencer about Campbell:

No one more than Spencer, who's shared both faith and friendship since he and Campbell first met at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I.

"That's my brother in Christ, right there, my brother from another mother, as I always say," Spencer says, recounting their initial year together - Irv struggling to survive in the classroom, Reggie seldom seeing the playing field in games. "That was me finding God and having friends like Reggie around me to help me get through there."

Here's the article: (originally found at:

Here's an article about an initiative run by the MLB Players Association with the help of several players to get high school students into volunteering in their communities:

Also, an article about the Colts donating $25,000 to the Chargers Fire Relief Fund when they played the Chargers in San Diego last Sunday. The fund is to help those effected by the wildfires in the San Diego area recently. Here's the article:

Here's a Chunky Soup website where you can vote for your favorite NFL team (like the Colts!). Chunky then donates soup to the food bank of the winning team's choice. So voting helps out the hungry by having food donated to a food bank. Here's the site:

Lastly, a week or two ago I mentioned that I had started posting articles on Digg. However, I soon found that not every article had a link to add to Digg. I then discovered how to add links to any article or webpage to my Facebook profile page, which I've been doing. I've been adding articles that I've included here and some that I haven't. So if you want to check the articles out and are on Facebook and want to add me as a friend, that's fine, just let me know.

I'm actually caught up now! IU just beat Purdue in the Bucket Game and are now hopefully going to a bowl game with a record of 7-5. GO IU!

1 comment:

savedinsports said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Rena! I hope to write a nice sports article in a few day...looking for a Cowboys player - any ideas? :-)