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Okay, I've been avoiding the Jesus post all morning, but....

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Read this article from Bob Nightengale at USA Today and tell me what you think. Has our ownership gone off the evangelical deep end, or is there really a guiding hand of divinity which blesses the Rockies over all those other heathen teams? I'm not really meaning to be that flip about this either, another question that could be asked: is a deeply held religious belief more likely to instill certain traits in professional athletes (greater work ethic, persistence, bodily purity, etc...) that would make them as a class more desirable than athletes who don't observe any particular religion? Anyway, discuss, I'll be back after I do another load of laundry.

Update [2006-6-1 9:23:55 by Rox Girl]:

Now, instead, is it a case of a reporter pushing his own agenda on a team? A sort of rebuttal came out today in the Post. Among the key issues the Rockies addressed were that they do in fact like Maxim more than the Bible when it comes to clubhouse reading. I kind of wondered if elements of that story were taken out of context. Like the picture with all the Rockies looking skyward that doesn't appear to be a pose of piety, but was used as such.

Even more Rockies backlash to the original article:

"The story was overblown," first baseman Todd Helton said told The Rocky Mountain News. "I'm not sure what the guy was trying to do. We have good guys who show up every day to play hard and win."

Also note that the Rockies are looking close at the Barmes situation.

"How does it work, Todd?"

"I'm glad you asked, Jamey. You see, An incandescent lamp produces light when its wire filament is heated to "incandescence" by the flow of electricity. Today, the wire filaments in incandescent lamps are made of tungsten. Tungsten's melting point of about 3400 degrees centigrade is far above light-producing temperatures."

"Why is that so important?"

"Well, Choo, manufacturing a tungsten-wire filament requires more knowledge, accuracy, and care than any other lamp manufacturing process. This is because the lamp's service life depends on the precision construction of its filament.

"Electrical characteristics are fundamental in designing a filament. The wattage of a filament lamp is equal to the voltage delivered at the socket, times the amperes of current flowing through the filament. By Ohm's Law (I=E/R) the current is determined by the voltage and the resistance. The filament wire's resistance is a function of its length and diameter. For a given voltage, a higher wattage lamp draws a higher current, and therefore, requires a greater diameter filament wire. The higher the voltage of a lamp of a given wattage, the lower the current and the smaller the diameter of the filament wire."