Galatians 6:9 - The Future of Baseball
This season Major League Baseball has produced two incredible rookies that has everyone locked in and paying attention. Yankees young star Aaron Judge, and Dodgers phenom, Cody Bellinger.
This is the farthest along in the MLB season that two rookies have led the league in Home Runs. They have combined for a total of 50 homers. Even if Aaron slows down with the upper-deckers, he’s still in the running for the American League Triple Crown. (Refers to the batting achievement of leading a league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in over the same season.)
Cody is special in his own right, he’s played 14 less games, and had 44 less at bats to get there. Overall, they’re on pace to hit over 40 long balls. It’s been a while since we’ve seen summer HR battle. In 2001, Barry Bonds almost made it look effortless when he hit 37 moon shots before the All-Star break.
In 1998, Mark McGuire and. Sammy Sosa went head to head in the National League Home Run race, which made anything other than a four-bagger tiresome. The legends of the past will never be here again. It looks like these rookies are here to stay; witnessing this brings a new energy to baseball.
It may be to early to call this a Home Run Race, but it’s certainly interesting. I’m ecstatic every time I see young leaders of the pack. But this doesn't just have to happen in sports, it can happen in church too! Watching young people, even younger than myself, lead out in different church activities is inspiring. Hard work pays off. We just can't give up.
Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (NIV)