Sound Relief

Robbie Ross should not have been in the major leagues in 2012, pitching for the American League champion Texas Rangers. The 22-year-old had a fine year in 2011, but most of that season was spent with Myrtle Beach in Class-A ball where he posted a 9-4 record with a 2.26 ERA while starting 20 games. It was good enough to earn him a late season promotion to Double-A where he handled himself well in six games. His lower and mid-level minor league performance was enough to earn him a non-roster invitation to the Rangers major league spring camp in 2012 for a taste of big league life, and for the Rangers to get a brief look at a prospect they had chosen 44th overall in the 2009 draft. No promises. No expectations. Ross was given the ball that spring in nine games and gave up only two earned runs in Read More

Around the Net – President Tebow? Tim Hudson on CBN, Josh Hamilton out, Athlete Tweets

In a recent feature with Vogue Magazine, Tim Tebow mentioned a possible future career in politics…

Tim Hudson shut down the Phillies Sunday, inching the Braves closer to clinching a playoff spot. He spoke with CBN about his faith in Christ…

Josh Hamilton hasn’t played since September 18, and the Rangers aren’t sure when he will be back…

What they said – Christian Athletes on Twitter… Continue reading

Around the Net – Beltran and McCutchen in HR Derby, Thunder in Texas, Teixeira in war of words with Padilla

1) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen will compete in tonight’s Home Run Derby, and he will be taking his high school baseball coach as his pitcher. McCutchen has been featured in Sports Spectrum as has Carlos Beltran, who will also compete in tonight’s derby. Beltran, a switch-hitter, will have to decide which side to hit from…

2) An extremely loud clap of thunder scared the Rangers and Twins off of the field Sunday night as players from both sides ran to take cover after one of the loudest sounds of nature you will ever hear… Continue reading

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