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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Keeping up with football, basketball and baseball

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If you didn’t foresee the struggles the Chiefs football team would be facing in the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then you probably weren’t paying close enough attention. It all ...

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Tim Tebow says he’s retiring from baseball

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Tim Tebow announced this week that he is retiring from baseball’s New York Mets to focus on other priorities. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner returned to baseball in 2016 for the first ...

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‘God is my strength’: The faith of Hank Aaron

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Although the accolades continue for slugger Hank Aaron, who died Jan. 22, few mention his strong faith. Aaron reflected on his career years later, sharing how his faith carried him through the ...

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Bill to create coin to commemorate Negro Leagues Baseball awaits president’s signature

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New commemorative gold coins will pay tribute to the centennial of Negro Leagues Baseball, which was founded in Kansas City. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, sponsor of the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative ...

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Tip Your Hat campaign honors Negro Leagues baseball players

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Leading athletes, entertainers and politicians are paying tribute to Negro Leagues baseball, which began in Kansas City a century ago. The Tip Your Cap campaign, which is being directed by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ...

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Ballparks of America in Branson gearing up for youth baseball season

A baseball game or visit to Branson, Mo. is a summer highlight for many families across the Midwest. As coronavirus restrictions are eased, folks with cabin fever soon may be able to ...

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Baseball’s Darryl Strawberry and his homerun for eternity

The most significant home run for Darryl Strawberry didn’t happen on a baseball field. It happened when he ran home into the arms of Jesus. The coldest place in the world on ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Putting things in perspective

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Like many of you, I was preparing for the Big 12 tournament and a great month of college basketball and then the beginning of baseball season when it all came to a ...

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Kansas City Royals issue letter to fans over coronavirus

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A letter sent Sunday from Kansas City Royals leadership concerning the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak: To our Kansas City Royals family: In these extraordinary times, we hold the health ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – A real apology?

Have you ever had someone do you wrong and then make a hap-hazard apology, if you want to call it that? I got into an argument once with a friend and things ...

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Los Angeles Angels manager uses influence to help those less fortunate

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Across the nation baseball teams are in training camp. While the number of wins is always at the top of their priorities, many players and managers view the upcoming season as an ...

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Former slugger Manny Ramirez finds new life in Christ after baseball

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Manny Ramirez was a key contributor on the Boston Red Sox team that won the 2004 World Series. He also marched to his own drummer and inspired the phrase, “That’s Manny being ...

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Several members of world-champion Nationals give God credit for their success on and off the field

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God clearly is a baseball fan. As Genesis 1:1 says, “In the big inning…” The long season ended on Wednesday when the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros to win their first ...

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Fan with 96-mph pitch makes debut with Oakland A’s

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The baseball fan who landed a contract with the Oakland A’s, after his 96-mph pitch at a speed-pitch radar booth at Coors Field went viral, brought the heat in his professional debut. ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Netting or Not?

The debate is on. After two kids have been hit with foul balls beyond the netting at Major League games this year, is Major League Baseball going to do anything about it? ...

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Cubs reliever Steve Cishek carries this laminated Bible when he plays

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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Steve Cishek has revealed his secret to staying calm at those high-pressure moments on the baseball field — he keeps a Biblical reminder in his back pocket. Cishek, ...

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Registration ongoing for 2019 Sunflower State Games

Registration is ongoing for the 30th Anniversary of The Sunflower State Games, Kansas’ own Olympic style sports festival. The 2019 Sunflower State Games will take place July 12-28 in Topeka and will ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Playoffs

For sports fans, this is the best time of the year. The weather is warming up, the NBA is gearing up for the playoffs, we’re in the midst of March Madness and ...

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Tim Tebow starts year batting 1.000: ‘She said YES’

Former Heisman Trophy winner and current professional baseball player Tim Tebow is officially off the market. After roughly six months of dating, Tebow has proposed to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, known for winning Miss Universe in 2017. ...

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Tebow reflects on how NFL career ended: ‘God, what do you want me to do with this?’

It’s crazy to think that Tim Tebow last threw a meaningful NFL pass nearly seven years ago. Jan. 8 will mark the seventh anniversary of that memorable play. And while Tebow has ...

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‘Jesus is on your side’ says Tim Tebow to fans

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Pro-athlete Tim Tebow preached an inspiring message for fans on his Instagram page this week. Tebow starts out by comparing life to a football game in a video titled, “Jesus is on ...

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KC native returns to open Royals game with National Anthem

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Stephanie Varone never tires of performing the National Anthem at stadiums across the country. “I love performing, especially when people feel emotion from my performances,” said Varone, a Plymouth, Minnesota resident who ...

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After line-drive to the head, Cardinals pitcher’s credits God for incredible comeback

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon made an incredible Major League Baseball debut Monday night, one year after being struck in the head with a potentially career-ending – even life-threatening – line-drive ...

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Biometric tickets coming to 9 MLB ballparks

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Imagine a world where everything you need to get into your favorite ballpark is not only in the palm of your hand; it is your hand.  Well, your fingers to be exact. This season, several Major League ...

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Faith, Family and baseball can bring people towards Christ

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Take me out to the ballgame any day and especially on a day I can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a part of it.  Our ministry focuses on getting the ...

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