29
SEP
2012

So Unlike Your Christ.

Woke up this morning to a Facebook post about Donald Trump visiting Liberty university in my feed. I don’t know much about Liberty University other than it’s a Christian school. By Christian, I mean it’s one of those schools that has “Christ” right...
26
SEP
2012

This Buds For You, Jesus.

  If you’ve read some of my previous posts you’ll know that I’m heading to this Christian party where drinking is going to take place. Says it right on the invite: “we gonna get our drink on”. Well, it doesn’t say it quite like that, but...
22
SEP
2012

The Model of Forbearance.

Someone wrote me recently to tell me that Yunel Escobar was trash and needed to go back to Cuba. Zaun got a little personal on Connected and went after Escobar’s upbringing. Bob McCowan trounced YE as well, making comments on a race and culture he may not have the right or...
22
SEP
2012

Media, Baseball, Fear, and Validation.

Caught up with an old teammate yesterday. It was good for a lot of reasons. Nostalgia, memories, tales. But mainly because since joining the broadcasting team, I’ve been afraid of my old teammates. When I think about why I am, it’s completely illogical. The game...
19
SEP
2012

Why I Don’t Think You Should Be That Offended By Escobar

I don’t think you should be that offended by Yunel Escobar. Frankly, because I don’t think the intent was to offend. If that sounds trivial to you, don’t bother reading the rest of this. When I think about it, can’t help but think about what possible...
19
SEP
2012

Talking to God Real Purty Like.

Today the act of prayer was heavy on my mind. I heard the worship leader when he read a prayer concerning why people worshiped before the he sang. I heard the pastor talk about all the people that needed prayed for. I heard the Elders report on the state of the church and how it...
18
SEP
2012

Yunel Escobar Suspended for 3 Games.

YUNEL ESCOBAR SUSPENDED THREE GAMES The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today met with YUNEL ESCOBAR, Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association and it has been agreed upon that Yunel Escobar will be suspended for three games beginning tonight.  The suspension is the result...
18
SEP
2012

What to do With a Problem Like Yunel.

Stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid… But, sadly, understandable. At least for me. I’ve spent time in locker rooms and I know that the kind of stuff that happens in there is not rated PG. It’s a crude environment where, “what’s up asshat” or...
17
SEP
2012

Giving the Jays a Black Eye.

Okay, so, the player in me looks at this and says, “Waaaahahahahah! Got heeeeeem!” But then the Live Analyst looks at his and says, “Ahem, that’s an unfortunate prank that got little more attention than I think these boys bargained for. It’s a shame...
17
SEP
2012

The Corruption of Higher Learning.

Driving into church today I wondered if I had the whole Christianity thing right. I do that a lot; wonder if I’m doing something right, be it Christianity, marriage, life, existence…. Things that I can’t possibly know the answer to, as if there is a right or...