04 June 2006

Wild Pitch

Can Jesus really help you hit a curveball?
The Rockies seem to think so.

Dave Zirin writes:
In Colorado, there stands a holy shrine called
Coors Field. On this site, named for the holiest
of beers, a team plays that has been chosen by
Jesus Christ himself to play .500 baseball in
the National League West. And if you don't
believe me, just ask the manager, the general
manager and the team's owner.

In a remarkable article from Wednesday's
USA Today, the Colorado Rockies went public
with the news that the organization has been
explicitly looking for players with "character."
And according to the Tribe of Coors,
"character" means accepting Jesus Christ as
your personal lord and savior. "We're nervous,
to be honest with you," Rockies general
manager Dan O'Dowd said. "It's the first time
we ever talked about these issues publicly. The
last thing we want to do is offend anyone
because of our beliefs." When people are
nervous that they will offend you with their
beliefs, it's usually because their beliefs are