Well baseball fans our Texas Rangers are entering their first week of Spring Training. It won’t be long now until opening day. Hope their year will be as good as or better than last. We can only hope. With that in mind here is a bit baseball trivia for you to consider.

Cornelius McGillicuddy better know as Connie Mack (1862-1956) was an American League professional baseball player, manager and team owner. His is the longest serving Major League manager in baseball history. He managed the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 yrs retiring at age 87 in 1950. He holds records for the most wins and the most losses. He has the third most World Series titles at five and ranks second all time with nine American League pennants. Under his management his club finished in last place 17 times.

Cornelius like many of us had his dramatic highs and lows. On his mind and in is heart was the love of baseball. He was quoted as saying; "No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball." He said this in an interview with the Sporting News magazine in March 1951. He was 88 at the time, retired from the game, but he couldn't stop talking about baseball.

We've all known people whose conversations always seem to end up in the same place. Some inevitably get back to a dirty joke, or a bit of gossip, or a political rant. Others come to an uplifting thought, a prayer request, a word of praise.

It has a lot to do with what's on your mind all the time, and also what's in your heart. That's why Jesus said, "What you say flows from what is in your heart." (Luke 6:45)

What does your conversation always get back to?


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