Friday, June 8, 2012

Brian Banks Update, NL-MLB & French Open Scores, Ryan Bruan & Thomas Menino News: 6/8, Vol.160, 2nd Edt'n

Make me clap my hands! Makes me wanna dance! My brother can't you see I got the victory!  STOMP!!!! Welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.!

Pete Carroll gives
Brian Banks a try out
The National League had some day games swinging their backs in Major League Baseball with seven games pitching off as the New York Mets got the best of the Washington Nationals 3-1 as R. A. Dickey won his 9th game with 8 strikeouts, the LA Dodgers walloped the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 as the Dodgers swept the series, the Chicago Cubs took the Milwaukee Brewers to 10 innings, but lost by one run 4-3 as Norichika Aoki belted 2 homers, especially one in the 10th inning that sealed the deal with a walk off, the San Francisco Giants outmuscled the San Diego Padres 8-3 as 3 Giants launched a homerun a piece, while the Pittsburgh Pirates got past the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 with 2 homeruns from Ryan Chadwick, the Atlanta Braves demolished the Miami Marlins 8-2 as Jason Heyward homered twice and the defending champions St. Louis Cardinals literally spanked the Houston Astros 14-2 as David Freese got his 12th homer off of 2 homeruns last night.

The semi-finals at the French Open kicked off for the women as 2nd seeded Maria Sharapova had no problems with 4th seeded Petra Kvitova and advanced to the finals 6-3, 6-3 and Sara Errani needed 3 sets 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 to get past Samantha Stosur.

In a feel good sporting news story, I have been reporting on Brian Banks who was recently was exonerated from a rape conviction that sent him to prison for five years and two months and his dreams of college football and ultimately playing in the National Football League vanished.  But since his conviction was overturned, God has been actively working to repair his life and one of those reparations occurred yesterday as he was invited to try out for the Seattle Seahawks.  I am pleased to report that his tryout went so well that coach Pete Carroll invited Banks back to participate in a formal tryout next week during the Seahawks mandatory offseason minicamp and Carroll stated “this is just one step but it's a step he's been dreaming about for a long time. And it's just such a great illustration about not giving up and competing for what you want and not let your circumstances or surroundings dictate what is going to happen in your life.”  Banks obviously was on an emotional high and stated “this is by far the second best day of my life…May 24, my day of exoneration, and today….just being out here on the field and work(ing) out with the Seahawks and to be given an opportunity to have a tryout, I don't really have words for it. It's a dream come true.”  Banks and his agent will have to decide to accept the Seahawks offer as he has visits scheduled with five other teams.  Brian, may God continue to pour out Blessings while you are this journey that you won’t have room for!

Major League Baseball and its players' association decided there will be no written decision in the case overturning Ryan Braun's drug suspension, while also changing the rules that allowed the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder to get his 50-game penalty thrown out.

Boston mayor Thomas Menino has a dubious history of blunders and mispronunciations when talking about the city's sports teams and mentioned KJ instead of KG and Hondo versus Rondo when talking to reporters and later tweeted, “you know its championship season when I flub our athletes' names! Sorry KG & Rondo, it's kind of my thing…another Menino-ism”

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