In a nation where it’s increasingly common for any given individual who openly states a belief in The Almighty to be greeted with eye rolls or sniggers, the man who was just named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the National League Divisional Series (NLDS) feels quite comfortable in proclaiming such.
With the acceptance or rejection of the homosexual lifestyle still a hot button political issue, what may raise eyebrows of the secular-leaning is that the same MVP took heat recently when his personal opinion didn’t jive with what is considered politically correct.
As reported by Trent Baker of the new media Breitbart.com site, and also by Justin Sarachick of the BreatheCast.com news portal (Christian Media Corporation), both on Oct. 16, 2015, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy matter-of-factly gave credit to God for bolstering his mental outlook, which in turn, was instrumental in his MVP caliber level of play. When the Mets took to the infield celebrating their 5th game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Murphy was asked by an on-field MLB reporter Sam Ryan how he had managed such stellar play during the NLDS, he plainly stated, “That was all Jesus.”
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Prior to his first Major League at bat in 2008, Murphy admitted he was so nervous he had to keep drinking Pepto Bismol to keep from throwing up. When asked about dealing with nerves during the NLDS, he said, “That’s the Holy Spirit…the only thing keeping me calm.” When in the visitor’s club house, Murphy found himself on-camera being interviewed by the hometown SportsNet New York network. With Murphy batting a blistering .333, slapping three homers and five RBIs which was instrumental in him being named series MVP, he was asked, “Why have you been able to so elevate your game?” to which Murphy replied, “I don’t know. Sometimes the blessings come, Jesus is good…”
Yet Murphy’s traditional Christian beliefs haven’t been without controversy. As reported by Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com on March 3, 2015, when MLB’s “inclusion ambassador” visited the Mets Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. prior the this year’s season, Billy Bean’s mission was to see how accepting the team would be to an openly homosexual player…
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