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Baseball as it should be

"Baseball as it should be" Continued...

Issue: "All heart," July 14, 2007

He concluded, "Our faith taught us things happen for a reason. We might not know what that reason is, but our job is to move forward. . . . Having heart is easy when everything is going your way. The true test comes when things aren't." That test is frequent in major league baseball, where a player who gets three hits every 10 times at bat is a champ, and one who gets two hits every 10 times is a chump with a brief major league career. The difference: one time up of every 10. What makes the difference? Talent, sure, but any veteran baseball-watcher can reel off long lists of exceptional athletes who crashed or never even took flight. Heart counts.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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