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Time for a Gammons-Bottenfield duet?
2006-09-23 08:38
by Bob Timmermann

Retired pitcher Kent Bottenfield is giving concerts and will soon have his second CD of contemporary Christian music released.

None of the songs are about the miracle of the Angels thinking that Bottenfield was the equal of Jim Edmonds.

2006-09-23 08:47:44
1.   dianagramr
Christian music??? (sigh)

Let's hear from someone else ...

Annie Savoy: I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. You see, there's no guilt in baseball, and it's never boring... which makes it like sex. There's never been a ballplayer slept with me who didn't have the best year of his career. Making love is like hitting a baseball: you just gotta relax and concentrate. Besides, I'd never sleep with a player hitting under .250... not unless he had a lot of RBIs and was a great glove man up the middle. You see, there's a certain amount of life wisdom I give these boys. I can expand their minds. Sometimes when I've got a ballplayer alone, I'll just read Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman to him, and the guys are so sweet, they always stay and listen. 'Course, a guy'll listen to anything if he thinks it's foreplay. I make them feel confident, and they make me feel safe, and pretty. 'Course, what I give them lasts a lifetime; what they give me lasts 142 games. Sometimes it seems like a bad trade. But bad trades are part of baseball - now who can forget Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas, for God's sake? It's a long season and you gotta trust. I've tried 'em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.

2006-09-23 09:37:18
2.   Bob Timmermann
But there aren't 108 beads on a Catholic rosary.
2006-09-23 09:49:34
3.   Bluebleeder87
i rather here Gammons do covers of the beatles
2006-09-23 09:57:30
4.   mehmattski
And technically a baseball has 216 stitches, since they are all double-stitches. And of those, only 208 are typically visible.

But that doesn't compromise the Church of Baseball:

"You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball. And sometimes, it rains."

2006-09-23 10:10:18
5.   Greg Brock
Candlesticks make a nice gift.
2006-09-23 12:35:40
6.   das411
Bottenfield was an Ed Wade Special one year :(

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