Tag Archives: baseball

Stan the Man – R.I.P.

I learned just now that Stan “the Man” Musial died, at the age of 92.
Today it seems no one stays in one place anymore, as Joni might put it.  That holds true for baseball players and pastors of parishes.  But … Continue reading

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“He was going to be a major leaguer, absolutely”

The writing is a bit scrambled, but have a look at this story of a fellow who gave up a promising career in baseball (the sport God loves best) for a vocation with the Norbertines in Orange, California:
SILVERADO, Calif. – … Continue reading

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PERFECTO: 27 up – 27 down! 23rd Perfect Game in Major League Baseball!

From MLB:
All hail the King! Felix throws perfect game
By Greg Johns / MLB.com
SEATTLE — General manager Jack Zduriencik hushed the crowd of reporters on the elevator headed to the Mariners’ clubhouse after the game on Wednesday afternoon, held his cell … Continue reading

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“Bob, you’ve been traded to Diocese of Black Duck.”

I have watched Moneyball a couple times.
The movie offers grist for our mill.
In one scene Carlos Peña is curtly traded by the A’s to the Tigers because of internal team management (vision) conflicts.
Priests are mostly treated like indentured servants.  The … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect

This can be applied in some ways to the spiritual life.
The acquisition of virtues is a long, arduous process.  But once one has the habits which are virtues, they can appear to be easy.

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God loveth a cheerful giver.

Hoc autem qui parce seminat parce et metet et qui seminat in benedictionibus de benedictionibus et metet.  Unusquisque prout destinavit corde suo non ex tristitia aut ex necessitate hilarem enim datorem diligit Deus.  2 Cor 9:6-7.
I saw this video on … Continue reading

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HELP! Fr. Z needs some sports equivalents

I am comparing the forthcoming Instruction Universae Ecclesiae to a baseball no-hitter, rather than a perfect game.
What would be the equivalents for perfect game and no-hitter in other sports?
I am especially interested in analogous accomplishments in cricket and in soccer/football … Continue reading

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Fr. Z on John Allen on “Top Nine Reasons why Baseball is to Sports what Catholicism is to Religion.”

My friend the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr., sadly still writing for the ultra-liberal dissenting National Catholic Reporter has a in his Friday saddle-bag a piece about the sport God loves which I must share with the readership here. … Continue reading

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We arise from death to new life: OPENING DAY

Yes, folks, it is once again the season of the sport God loves best: baseball.
Today, the forces of darkness are taking it on the chin.
Over at SERVIAM we find an apt haiku in honor of such an important event as … Continue reading

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