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Cultural hardball

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | In an increasingly hostile culture, pastors and Christian ballplayers both face brushback pitches. Will they stand up to the pressure?

Responding to Josh Hamilton’s relapse

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | In 1999, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays made Josh Hamilton the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He was an explosive player with a rifle of a…

Midday Roundup: California issues Boy Scout ban for judges

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Forced resignation. A California ethics committee has barred state judges from volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, saying the group practices…

Curt Schilling, ESPN’s Law, and evolution

By Marvin Olasky
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Science | Retired major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling has had a rough three years—business failure, oral cancer from using smokeless tobacco—but the…

Don’t forget the losers

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The victors write the history books, and the losers are forgotten. It’s been that way since the beginning of time, mainly because the losers ended up dead…

Giants ride Bumgarner’s arm to World Series title

By Mickey McLean
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Sports | If you enjoy old-fashioned, gut-it-out baseball, then Game 7 of the World Series was for you. The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series title in…

Teams enter World Series on emotional, spiritual highs

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | San Francisco outfielder Travis Ishikawa doesn’t recall rounding the bases after hitting a three-run, walk-off home run Thursday night that beat the St.

A little ray of all-American sunshine

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sports | I’m a fair-weather sports fan, meaning I get excited about a team only when they’re winning. But not just  any  team—there has to be some…

Balls and Batts

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | The lack of a left arm hasn’t kept young Dawson Batts from becoming a baseball All-Star

Relishing baseball’s postseason

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The Kansas City Royals made the playoffs this year for the first time since 1985, and then swept the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the team with major league…

‘Never say Nava’: A Christian player’s saga

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | If you’re seeking a Christian ballplayer to cheer for, check out Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox. His is a Cinderella tale of movement from washing…

No prosperity gospel in baseball

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | In March I wrote about the attempts of two still-young pitchers to get back to the major leagues. (See “Curve Balls: When bad things happen to once-good…

 
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