Max Domi’s Favorite Christmas Song

Max Domi. Photo by Bridget Samuels, used under Creative Commons License 2.0 Columbus Blue Jackets center, Max Domi, loves Christmas. He told; “Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  I’m literally the biggest Christmas person out there!” He loves Christmas movies.  “My top three Christmas movies are Home Alone 2, Elf, and the … Continue reading Max Domi’s Favorite Christmas Song

Jake Brigham and Baseball’s Opening Day

Jake Brigham gives baseball tips to Team Osan and Republic of Korea Air Force kids at Osan Air Base, ROK, May 20, 2019. American players form the KBO visited the base to host a baseball camp for youth baseball players here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa) Image used under creative … Continue reading Jake Brigham and Baseball’s Opening Day

Brad Larsen – A Story of Hope and Healing

What does one do when waiting in a long line to see an orthopedic specialist? For Columbus Blue Jackets assistant coach, Brad Larsen, the answer was this: begin a battle against cancer. In 2007, Larsen was waiting for an appointment with the orthopedic specialist for the Atlanta Thrashers.  While he was waiting, he saw a … Continue reading Brad Larsen – A Story of Hope and Healing

JJ Hoover – Matthew 20:27-28

Love what you do. Make a lot of money. Retire and enjoy it. That’s pretty much the American dream. At one point, that was Washington Nationals pitcher, JJ Hoover’s dream too. He wrote in an Article for the Increase entitled “In a New Light;” “While I was growing up, my intent was to play baseball, … Continue reading JJ Hoover – Matthew 20:27-28

Steve Cishek – 1 Corinthians 10:31

The New Year will soon be upon us.  We prepare to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018.  Many of us will use this as an opportunity to recommit ourselves to live better lives than we’ve been living.  My very first blog post here on A Lamp unto My Cleats was about relief pitcher … Continue reading Steve Cishek – 1 Corinthians 10:31

James McCann – Mark 10:27

    1-in-4. Jim and Carla McCann were a Christian couple living in Southern California.  About 5 years into their marriage, they were ready to start a family.  Carla became pregnant, and, for nearly 9 months, everything was perfect.  About 3 days before he was due to be born, the boy stopped kicking.  Carla went … Continue reading James McCann – Mark 10:27

Robinson Chirinos – Mark 9:23

Robinson Chirinos was always a long shot to make it to the major leagues.  In 2000, he was signed as an infielder by the Chicago Cubs out of Punto Fijo, in the oil producing region of Venezuela.  But, as his minor league career progressed, it became clear that he wasn’t going to make it as … Continue reading Robinson Chirinos – Mark 9:23

Peter Bourjos – Proverbs 3:5

  Before there was Mike Trout, there was Peter Bourjos.   Before Trout lit up centerfield at Angel Stadium with highlight plays, Bourjos was the exciting center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Going into the 2010 season, he was ranked by Baseball America as the #2 prospect in the Angels system.  He … Continue reading Peter Bourjos – Proverbs 3:5