Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two to read: Jimmy Rollins in Uganda and Bob Ryan's crusade (kinda)


First things first, absolutely adored this piece in ESPN about the Phillies Jimmy Rollins on an MLB Goodwill trip to Uganda. If this article doesn’t make your day, then nothing will. Rollins seems like a real class act, and we are blessed as baseball fans to have him around.

There is so much negativity and greed doing the rounds at the moment, it’s nice to get lost for a short time in a story about a truly generous, friendly and positive person. Not to mention talented.

Rock on J-Roll, rock on.

How about this fantastic piece by the Globe’s Bob Ryan (Thanks for the tip GP). It would appear he was buried under a deluge of hate-mail from the more hardcore Tebow fans after the Shallacking in Gillette. He makes some great points, including;
‘’ There are many people who are not Christians who enjoy football, and who do not need his religion shoved in their face with “John 3:16,’’ or any other Bible reference, on display. I believed that then, and I believe that now.’’



Also, we absolutely loved this sentence;
‘’…and apparently they’ve never read Shaughnessy.’’


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