Here's the story:Eariler this year my brother told me he read this book (wow!) about Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers. He saw his story/testimony on ESPN and wanted to read his book. Well, i had to read it too. If Mikey can read a book, so can i! (neither of us read very much), plus i like autobiographies. Anyhow, this man, 20 something years old, has an amazing story about his young life in little league baseball, getting drafted right out of high school, and then totally messing up his life. He spent several years out of baseball, and finally came around and truly received Christ and made a huge comback to the majors. His story is great. But 1/2 of the greatness is that he shares it, freely. I've seen a couple interviews with him after ball games, or at the all-star game and he openly talks about God. He is one cool dude. He's been back in the majors for 2 years now and has made the all-star team both years, he's that good.
Sooo, since i was so pumped about his testimony i decided to write to him (like i have nothing better to do!) and tell him how awesome the book was, his openess and example for Christ, etc. Then i said that my brother would love a signed baseball card, if he has one sitting around i'd love for him to mail me one. (in his book he said he always writes back when he gets mail, it was worth a shot!) Well, 6 months later i got the card! and i'm not giving it to my brother! This just confirms my opinion of him, he's a quality guy, working for the Lord. Like he says in his book "this is about so much more then baseball". You go Josh.
~if you want to read the book, let me know!