Dave Zirin authored "The Rockies Pitch Religion" in the web-only edition of The Nation, June 2:
In a remarkable article from Wednesday's USA Today, the Colorado Rockies went public with the news that the organization has been explicitly looking for players with "character." And according to the Tribe of Coors, "character" means accepting Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior. "We're nervous, to be honest with you," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said. "It's the first time we ever talked about these issues publicly. The last thing we want to do is offend anyone because of our beliefs."This is what Bob Nightengale wrote in USA Today, June 1:
Behind the scenes, they quietly have become an organization guided by Christianity — open to other religious beliefs but embracing a Christian-based code of conduct they believe will bring them focus and success.While the Rockies may be having their best season in a decade, they are also losing half their games and are currently tied for last place.
When Harry Caray and Phil Rizzuto said "Holy cow!" I don't think this is what they had in mind.
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