Monday, December 25, 2023

Happy # 65 Rickey Henderson

We say happy birthday to Rickey Henderson.    He was born in Chicago on this day in 1958 but grew up in Oakland, California.    

Rickey made his debut in 1979 going 2-for-4 against Texas.   His career took off in 1980 stealing 396 bases over 4 seasons.   In 1985, he was traded to the Yankees but came back to the A's in 1989.   Henderson was with the A's when they won 3 straight AL pennants, 1989-90-91, and Toronto when they won the World Series in 1993.

Overall, he hit .279, with 3,055 hits.   He is the all time leader in runs scored (2,295) and stolen bases (1,406).

Henderson was the greatest lead off hitter in baseball history.    In 2009, Rickey was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Over the years, Henderson was a character on and off the field.

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"Joy to the World" by Father Gerald E Murray


This is a message for all of you from Father Gerald E. Murray the pastor at Holy Family Church. It was published back in 2006 and I saved with my favorite files. It's a nice read between congested malls and "Little Saint Nick." Father Murray was with St. Vincent de Paul in New York when he wrote this message for the National Review. I guess that some things get better with time. I think that you will agree…

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Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  

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Merry Christmas and the words of Luke

As you run around doing your shopping and buying everything that you can afford, remember that this is the story that matters according to Luke:

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And lo, the angel of the Lord come upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another:

"Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this king which is to come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us."

And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."

Merry Christmas, Feliz Naval

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