JB – Congratulations! The legacy of Schmidt and Luzinski (sp) lives on!
May there be another victory in PA next week, for McCain-Palin (As the brilliant Roman Catholic and Austrian historian Kunheldt-Lehdinn put it, the most important subjects in American culture are sports, politics, business, and religion…).
If you are a Phillies fan, then I need to ask your opinion of Ed Wade. Do you have the negative opinion of him of many other Phillies fans? I am a Houston sports fan, and am an ardent Astros fan, and must admit to not liking the selection of Wade. I really enjoy sabermetrical analysis, and see that he does much more subjective, traditional scouting, rather than a blend of traditional and sabermetric analysis.
Anyway, the Phils won, but the Rays have the best farm in baseball. They also value sabermetrical analysis ;).
Honestly, I couldn’t stand Wade when he was here. He did some good things, but also made some moves which pushed the development of the team back by years. The trading of Kurt Schilling and Scott Rollen, along with the signing of Pat Burrell for $13 mil. per, will always stick out in my mind as three of the most dreadful GM decisions ever made in Philly (right up there with the the Billy King and the 76rs passing on Paul Pierce in the draft and taking Larry Hughes instead).
The Rays may have the best farm (not sure…), but will they really be able to keep all the talent? The Phils have a mountain of young talent and the deep pockets to retain most of it. They’ll be on or very near the top for at least the next five years, barring any disastrous injuries.
CONTRIBUTORS – Enough about Philly sports, LOL, though hat’s off once again to Jonathan Bonomo.
How about a classic post on the relation of Scripture to all of life, or “cosmological Christianity” if you will. I’ve been reading some American Pres-hysterians babbling about how, the Bible (code for Romans and Galatians) speaks merely to the interior-soteric dilemma AS IF we are little more than disembodied spirits.
Rather than being embarassed by such truncation, they seem to glory in simply rehashing a contemporized version of Luther’s Wartburg anfechtungen.
Many of these “Calvinists” suggest that there is no Word of God to rulers, nations – essentially, to anything beyond the interior, subjective plight of the isolated, lone-wolfitized sinner.
Rome is burning, and I’m still getting these conference flyers, “Justification by Faith Alone: The Gospel Under Seige”, or “The Regulative Principle of Worship Defined and Defended”.
Where is full-orbed Christianity, the applying of Scripture to all of life – Where is this occurring in the good ‘ole USA?