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Sports & Recreation

 35 records found

The Gospel According to Baseball by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 6, 2019)
Spiritual lessons from America's favorite pastime…
Topics: Baseball Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports


It's New Year's Day Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 30, 2019)
Baseball's Opening Day is worth celebrating
Topics: Baseball Leisure Sports


Play Ball! Reported by Stu Johnson


(Arts & Entertainment   March 28, 2019)
Every MLB team to play on earliest opening day…
Topics: Baseball Sports


Redemption for Foul Ball Boy by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 6, 2017)
What we can learn from Steve Bartman about grace…
Topics: Baseball Faith Grace Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports


A Season for Starting Over (Again) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 8, 2017)
Why I love the start of baseball season…
Topics: Baseball Hopes & Dreams Memories Opportunity Sports


Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 5, 2016)
Spiritual lessons from my team's World Series victory…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Sports


A Series to Remember by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 29, 2016)
Cubs fans are living their dream…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News History Sports


The Artful Dodger by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 1, 2016)
A toast to Vin Scully's amazing run…
Topics: Baseball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Radio Sports Television Tribute, Testimony


The Pennant Race in Autumn by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 24, 2016)
Why this time of year awakens my inner child…
Topics: Baseball Seasons Sports


Wrigley Field is Holy Ground by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 17, 2015)
Celebrating the undying faith of the Chicago Cubs fan…
Topics: Baseball Sports


Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 4, 2015)
It just might be the year…
Topics: Baseball Sports


When Tempted to Quit Dreaming by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 28, 2015)
Remaining hopeful when hope seems gone…
Topics: Baseball


The Game Nobody Saw by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 3, 2015)
Oh, say you can't see…
Topics: Baseball History


World Series Reflections by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 26, 2014)
How the Kansas City Royals live what they believe…
Topics: Baseball

Now Batting for the Redbirds. . . by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 17, 2013)
Imagine Jack Buck announcing the new pope&hllip;
Topics: Baseball Radio Sports Television

A Tip of the Cap to Fenway Park by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 22, 2012)
A tribute to major league baseball's oldest stadium…
Topics: Baseball Birthdays & Annivesaries Sports

When the Hometown Team's a Heartbreaker by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 17, 2011)
Losing hurts more than winning feels good…
Topics: Baseball Sports

A Season for Starting Over (Again) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 20, 2011)
Spring training is a picture of grace…
Topics: Baseball Grace Sports

The Toughest Loss of All by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 5, 2010)
Remembering the Old Cub…
Topics: Baseball History Memories Sports

Remembering the Voice of the Mariners by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 14, 2010)
Seattle fans say goodbye to a hall of fame announcer…
Topics: Baseball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports Tribute, Testimony

Bad Call/Good Form by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 6, 2010)
What's more impressive than a perfect game?…
Topics: Baseball Sports

The Sounds of Spring by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 17, 2010)
They are about to be heard in your favorite ball park…
Topics: Baseball Easter Sports

You Can Go Home Again...After All! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 22, 2009)
Ken Griffey Jr. returns to the Seattle Mariners…
Topics: Baseball Sports

The Evergreen State Blues by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 16, 2008)
It's what sports fans in Washington State are singing…
Topics: Baseball Football (American) Sports

The City of Brotherly Glove (and Ball) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 2, 2008)
A six month campaign ends in victory…
Topics: Baseball Sports

Rays Shine in the Sun by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 26, 2008)
Once they left the Devil in the dust…
Topics: Baseball Sports

The Rhyme of the Basement Mariners by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 28, 2008)
Eulogizing one of the worst teams in major league history…
Topics: Baseball Sports

The Pride of the Yankees is No More by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 24, 2008)
No storybook ending for a storied stadium…
Topics: Baseball History Sports

National Pastime Punishment Past Due by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 15, 2007)
The Mitchell report on major league baseball…
Topics: Baseball Sports

Going, Going, Gone! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 25, 2007)
Why Barry will soon need a bondsman…
Topics: Baseball Ethics & Morality Scandal Sports

Fall Classic Magic by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 26, 2007)
Analyzing the hypnotic spell the World Series casts…
Topics: Baseball Sports

A King Not Worthy of His Throne by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 12, 2007)
A broken record with an asterisk…
Topics: Baseball Sports

A Cool Place on a Hot Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 22, 2007)
A tribute to Chicago's Wrigley Field…
Topics: Baseball Sports

Take Me Out to the Old Ballgame (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 4, 2007)
A needed diversion from a non-ending war…
Topics: Baseball Sports War

Baseball's Dress Rehearsal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 11, 2007)
Exploring the uniform thrill of Spring Training…
Topics: Baseball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports Tribute, Testimony