Closer to God than to first place
"On the field, the Rockies are trying to make the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons and only the second time in their 14-year history. Behind the scenes, they quietly have become an organization guided by Christianity — open to other religious beliefs but embracing a Christian-based code of conduct they believe will bring them focus and success.
From ownership on down, it’s an approach the Rockies are proud of — and something they are wary about publicizing. "We’re nervous, to be honest with you," Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd says. "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."
OK …. let’s come up with the "all-religion" team to play against these Rockies:
C: Jerry Moses
1B: Mark Grace, Jim Gentile
SS: Cristian Guzman, Angel Berroa
OF: Ryan Church, Jose Cardenal, Jesus Alou, Henry Aaron, Enos Slaughter, Babe Ruth
P: Preacher Roe, Matt Cain, Mike Maroth, Noah Lowry
(we need a third baseman)