Even in baseball you can place principles ahead of profits and still make millions of dollars! Take Albert Pujols, for example. In a day and age where steroids run rampant, he clings to his faith in Christ and love of his family as reasons not to cheat. He plays the game to bring glory to God and support his family. He plays an A game and does it naturally!
From McGwire and Bonds to Conseco and Sosa to Clemens and Palmeiro: on and on… Recently there was A-Rod and now Manny and hundreds of others. Baseball has been tainted by cheaters!
It brings a smile to my face when I watch a video like the one below – where a professional athlete acknowledges his God-given skills, publicly declares he is playing for God’s glory, says he cares less about pleasing others, and more about keeping his promises to do his job with the highest of principles…and did I mention he’s making millions.