Friday, October 27, 2006

What goes around, comes around, huh? The symmetry of history in this Detroit/St. Louis World Series is amazing, capped by the Curtis Granderson slip in the outfield last night.

When it comes to baseball watching on television, there is a lot to loathe about having to watch a FOX telecast. Their amateur-ish production stunts (like Scooter) are a perfect match for the amateur-ish analysis of Tim McCarver.

But I have to give kudos to the FOX production team for dredging up a play in the 1968 World Series when Curt Flood slipped in centerfield, allowing Detroit to steal a game against St. Louis in the World Series thirty-eight years ago. Last night, the tables turned and Granderson's slip on the wet turf allowed St. Louis to steal game four and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Series.


What an awesome day yesterday at Woodward Park! Mandy, Tori and I spent some time yesterday morning in the birthing center at Kaiser, welcoming Michael and Julie's little girl, Mackenna, into the world.

That was followed by not one but two baptisms yesterday afternoon at our church building. I couldn't help but think of the beauty of being in two different delivery rooms. In addition to the baptism of Diane, we witnessed the new birth of Jerry, an 85-year old man. Jerry has studied the Bible all his life, is extremely knowledgeable, and said just before his baptism, "It's time to finish the job!" What a beautiful, submissive heart to the will of God.