LAKELAND, Fla. (BP)--From a baseball perspective, last year was a season Mike Maroth would like to forget.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (BP)--After winning a World Series as a member of the Florida Marlins last year, Braden Looper finds himself with a new team for a new season.
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Photo Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals invited teammates and friends to see “The Passion of the Christ.” Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals
“I just felt like it was an opportunity to get some guys to go that maybe could ask some questions afterward,” said New York Mets pitcher Braden Looper during spring training in Florida. “It was a great outreach. I think we had like 50 guys and their wives show up.”
Looper is just one of a handful of players who arranged for their teammates to see the movie during spring training by renting out a movie theater or by handing out free tickets.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (BP)--Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte remembers the temptations he faced in high school, and he thinks teens today deal with even greater struggles.