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The Praise of Man Stays on the Field of Play, While the Character of an Individual Travels Far Into the Eternities.

TheDiscipleMD I followed him throughout his career. He was touted as the next Mickey Mantle but never lived up to the hype. In 2008 Bobby Murcer died of brain cancer at the sage of 62. Most people know who Mickey Mantle is, even if they are not baseball fans. But Murcer’s name will not be remembered by most. He […]

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A ‘Look’ From The Savior!

TheDiscipleMD It was an old-timers game at Yankee stadium. As I stood at the entrance of the dugout I looked back to see my boyhood hero, Bobby Richardson, (long time second baseman for the New York Yankees) standing behind me. Behind him was the great Yankee slugger, Mickey Mantle. I ran out of the dugout […]

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Climbing Life’s ‘Old Rag’ Mountains

TheDiscipleMD One of my fondest memories of youth was an annual ward event of climbing a mountain called “Old Rag”. The mountain is located in the Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. As a young boy I looked forward to the day when our ward took the eight mile hike up the mountainside. I recall that […]

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There ‘Is Crying’ In Baseball!

TheDiscipleMD The Little League baseball team had just lost a tough one and the ballpark was emptying.   The fans and the other players of both teams were walking toward the parking lot and their cars.  They were going home. But back on the field, there sat a little boy, alone on the end of his bench, head down with tears rolling down […]

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