Here's something you probably didn't know about Angels announcer and favorite AN whipping boy Rex Hudler: He plays for God's home team.
There's a very fascinating site called "The Goal" where professional athletes of the fundamentalist Christian variety give testimony about their personal relationship to God (I found this researching a snarky comment I was about to post on another blog about Mike Sweeney).
If you click on "baseball" in their search function, you'll get a long list of baseball players - some former A's - offering these testimonies. Many of the teams are wrong or these guys are long gone, but I was surprised to find Rex Hudler amongst the group.
So, here's part of his story - click on the link for the rest.
Once I rearranged my priorities and became serious about my personal relationship whit Jesus Christ, things began to happen. God blessed me with a new enthusiasm for baseball -- not because I stayed at the major-league level, but because I wanted to please Him in everything I did. After all He was the one who gave me the talent to play the game.
Playing for the Lord doesn't diminish the importance of winning and giving 100 percent. But when I put everything into proper perspective, I realize that there is nothing I can gain (materially speaking) from baseball that will last.
Didn't he get busted for drugs a few years ago?
Anywhere, here's the link: http://www.thegoal.com