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Leave the miracles to God, Sweeney
2006-04-04 17:04
by Bob Timmermann

Speaking in The New Vision, the official paper of the Tucson diocese, Royals DH Mike Sweeney is described as believing: Sweeney believes his team is talented enough to make the series but he knows that, win or lose, something special awaits him in November.

Sweeney is actually referring to a pilgrimage to Rome to meet Pope Benedict XVI.

If Sweeney though truly believes that the Royals have a chance of getting to the World Series, there is going to have be something more miraculuous than transubstantiation going on.

The story says that Jeff Suppan already met the Pope personally last November, but of course Suppan has to visit since he's a Cardinal.

2006-04-04 17:24:19
1.   Cliff Corcoran
The joke that never dies . . .
2006-04-04 17:29:52
2.   Strike4
Sweeney to Pope, "How do I become an Angel?"
Pope, "You'll have to hope that Rivera and Salmon bomb as their DH."
2006-04-04 18:13:15
3.   Bob Timmermann
No comments on the interesting fact that both FHM and the Tucson diocesan newspaper are referenced in close proximity?

I try to serve a diverse clientele.

2006-04-05 08:00:51
4.   Vishal
doesn't proximity imply closeness? is there a "far proximity"?
2006-04-05 09:32:40
5.   Bob Timmermann
From the OED
1. The fact, condition, or position of being near or close by; nearness, neighbourhood: a. in space.
1579 FENTON Guicciard. I. (1599) 16 The proximitie and neighbourhood of Myllan with France. 1682 SIR T. BROWNE Chr. Mor. III. §9 Tempt not Contagion by proximity, and hazard not thy self in the shadow of Corruption. 1794 G. ADAMS Nat. & Exp. Philos. III. xxv. 67 The effect of the proximity was a strong adhesion of the bodies. 1845 MCCULLOCH Taxation I. iii. (1852) 101 Our proximity to Ireland. 1872 JENKINSON Guide Eng. Lakes (1879) 286 Owing to the close proximity to the sea.

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