Chris Heisey – Philippians 2:3-4

At the time of this post, the Washington Nationals are in the 2016 Divisional Playoffs, one win away from advancing to the National League Championship Series.  It's a glorious time to be a Washington National. But for National's outfielder Chris Heisey, life hasn't always been glorious.  He has a different word he uses to describe … Continue reading Chris Heisey – Philippians 2:3-4

Ryan Vogelsong – Isaiah 41:10, 13

Life is full of ups and down; highs and lows.  Just ask Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong was drafted in the 5th round of the 1998 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants.  Two years later, he made his major league debut at only 22 years old.  His young career was off to a … Continue reading Ryan Vogelsong – Isaiah 41:10, 13

Chris Coghlan – Ephesians 2:8

Chris Coghlan’s life was an ugly mess. It hadn’t started that way.   Chris was born in 1985, in Rockville, Maryland, to loving parents Tim and Heather Coghlan.  His dad was a police officer.  His mother was a teacher.  They were both hard workers.  Chris had good relationship with his brother, Kevin, and his sisters Katie … Continue reading Chris Coghlan – Ephesians 2:8

Jeanmar Gomez – Joshua 1:9

Jeanmar Gomez was not supposed to be the closer for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016. It was supposed to be Ken Giles.  But in December of 2015, Giles was traded to the Houston Astros for a group of prosects which included Vince Velasquez, Mark Appel, Brett Oberholtzer, and Harold Arauz.  After Giles was traded, the … Continue reading Jeanmar Gomez – Joshua 1:9

Wade Gaynor – Genesis 1:26-27

Who on earth is Wade Gaynor? If you’re not a die-hard Detriot Tigers fan or haven’t been to many games involving Tiger’s minor league affiliates over the last several years; if you didn’t’ attend Western Kentucky University or you aren’t from Louisville, you probably have no idea.  Gaylor had a brief career in the minors … Continue reading Wade Gaynor – Genesis 1:26-27

Jason Motte – John 3:16

No one is perfect. On August 16, 2012, Jason Motte was far from it. Motte - currently a relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, was then serving as the closer for the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Cardinals were playing the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, and were leading 1-0 in the ninth.  Cardinals manager Mike Mattheny called … Continue reading Jason Motte – John 3:16

Andrew McCutchen – Romans 8:28

"Not as much as I should." It was August 1st, 2013.  The Pittsburgh Pirates were holding what would become their first annual Faith Night; providing players the opportunity to share their Christian Faith with their fans.  A little boy named Dylan stood before Andrew McCutchen and asked a profound question; "How many times have you … Continue reading Andrew McCutchen – Romans 8:28