Sunday, September 23, 2007

Interview with Mark Teixeira and Matt Diaz

Teix and Matty talk about their faith in Christianity in conjunction with baseball.

Sports Spectrum (mp3 file), recorded 9-11-07.


6 comments:

IrishPrincess said...

wow. great find!
my heart just melted.
i didnt think i could love either one of them more..
but geeze. :)

Lauren T. said...

I was surprised to find this too -- I was looking for something else Matt Diaz-related and found it, and it was perfect for a Sunday post. (Also, another reason to love Teix. As if we needed one!) :)

Dale Murphy is extremely active in his (and my) church, and was the same when he was playing for the Braves. I knew the team had a chaplain, but I always wondered what his role was and if the guys ever attended Sunday services during the season. And then I wondered if the Very Christian guys (like Smoltzie) are preachy to their colleagues, or if they just set an example and hope the guys follow. The whole thing fascinates me.

IrishPrincess said...

oh me too!
there are some great FCA videos with Frenchy and Smoltzie out there
but i absolutely loved Francoeur (i had previously found him a lil obnoxious) when he mention one of the hardest thing about playing pro ball and one of the things he struggled with was cussing. broke my heart that that was one of his biggest concerns. :)

but smoltzie has def always been a mystery. hes always seemed a bit cocky to me, but rightfully so. so it also made me wonder whether he tried to push chaplain meetings on others or what.

but i love the idea of their being a lil group of good christian boys.. honestly, i mean what else could make a baseball player even hotter?

Anonymous said...

And then I wondered if the Very Christian guys (like Smoltzie) are preachy to their colleagues, or if they just set an example and hope the guys follow.

I've always wondered that, too. I remember Frenchy saying that Smoltz warning him who he should "avoid" when he came up, which I thought was . . . icky. Also, he totally ignored the warning, cause he and Andruw are buds. ;)

--Jenny

Anonymous said...

*warned

--Jenny

Lauren T. said...

I remember Frenchy saying that Smoltz warning him who he should "avoid" when he came up, which I thought was . . . icky. Also, he totally ignored the warning, cause he and Andruw are buds. ;)

I remember that! And now I want to know who's on Smoltzie's "avoid" list.

Also, Frenchy's friends with everyone ever, remember? ;)