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Faith On Display at the 2013 World Series

CBN Sports is at The Fall Classic with stories of hope and inspiration from baseball's best on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Read Transcript


Reporter: LAST NIGHT,

AFTER A THRILLING BOSTON

VICTORY OF GAME ONE OF THE

WORLD SERIES, THE ST. LOUIS

CARDINALS FIRED RIGHT BACK,

STARTING AT THE TOP OF THEPd@D

SIXTH WITH THIS TRIPLE BY

MATT HALLADAY, WHICH LED TO

A SCORE AFTER THIS CHOPPER.

THEN THE BOTTOM OF THE

SIXTH, HERE COMES BIG PAPA,

DAVID ORTIZ, WHICH ALSO

BRINGS IN DUSTIN PEDROIA.

AND THE SOX ARE UP 2-1.

FOLLOW THE SEVENTH, AFTER

PETE AND JOHN SCORE, CARLOS

BELTRAN SCORES, AND THE

CARDS WIN IT 4-2, AND IT IS

OFF TO ST. LOUIS FOR GAME

THREE WITH THE SERIES TIED

ONE GAME APIECE.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO

FENWAY PARK HERE IN BOSTON

FOR CBS COVERAGE OF THE 2013

WORLD SERIES, WHERE THE

BOSTON RED SOX AND THE

CARDINALS BATTLE IT OUT.

WINNING FOR THE CARDS, IT

WOULD BE THEIR 12th, FOR

THE SOX, THEIR 8th.

THE PLAYERS COME TO THIS

EVENT WITH ONE GOAL IN MIND:

TWO TAKE A CHAMPIONSHIP HOME

TO THEIR CITIES.

I TALKED TO THE PLAYERS AND

FOUND THERE IS ANOTHER GOAL

BIGGER THAN WINNING THE

CHAMPIONSHIP.

IT TOOK CARLOS 15 YEARS AND

FIVE TEAMS TO GET TO THE

WORLD SERIES.

FOR A

MOMENT IT LOOKED

LIKE

IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OVER FOR

HIM IN GAME ONE AFTER

INJURING THIS RIBS AFTER

THIS AMAZING PLAY.

HE SAYS THROUGH GOD'S GRACE,

HE WAS ABLE TO COME BACK

STRONGER IN GAME TWO.

AND HE GIVES ALL OF THE

PRAISE TO THE LORD.

SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, AS

HUMAN BEINGS WE WANT TO FIX

OUR OWN PROBLEMS WITH OUR

OWN POWER.

IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT.

WHEN YOU HAVE JESUS ON YOUR

SIDE, EVERYTHING WORKS

BETTER.

THE GLORY IS TO GOD FOR

GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY,

FIRST OF ALL, TO PLAY THIS

GAME, AND TO BE SUCCESSFUL

IN

WHAT I DO.

NONE OF THIS COULD HAVE BEEN

POSSIBLE WITHOUT HIM.

Reporter: THIS IS MATT

HALLADAY'S THIRD TRIP TO THE

WORLD SERIES, SO HE IS USED

TO ALL OF THE ATTENTION AND

ADDED PRESSURE.

HE SAYS IT IS HIS FAITH IN

THE LORD THAT HELPS HIM

REMEMBER WHAT MATTERS MOST.

I THINK JUST REMEMBERING,

YOU KNOW, THE REAL REASON

I'M HERE AND THE PRIORITIES

AND THINGS LIKE THAT, AND

THAT JESUS HAS PUT ME HERE.

GO OUT AND HONOR HIM AND

PLAY THE GAME HE WOULD WANT

ME TO AND TRUST THE RESULTS

ARE IN HIS HANDS.

Reporter: MALATTA

MORENA SAYS HE GIVES ALL OF

THE HONOR AND GLORY TO GOD.

WE WOULDN'T BE HERE

WITHOUT HIM.

HE IS THE ONLY REASON WE'REx

HERE.

HOPEFULLY HE GIVES US HELP

TO BE PART OF THIS.

SO IT HAS BEEN A HUGE PART

FOR US.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE JESUS

CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE HIM.

Reporter: PITCHER ADAM

WAINWRIGHT HAS HAD A

PHENOMENAL POST-SEASON.

LIKE YADARAR AND MATT, HE

RECOGNIZES HOW AND WHY HE

HAS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL.

TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN,

MUCH IS REQUIRED.

I DON'T TAKE THAT LIGHTLY.

I KNOW I'VE BEEN GIVEN A

TREMENDOUS PLATFORM HERE IN

ST. LOUIS TO BE ON STAGES

LIKE THIS, TALKING, AND WHEN

QUESTIONS LIKE THIS COME,

ABOUT JESUS, IT MAKES ME

SMILE.

MY SOURCE OF STRENGTH, MY

REASON FOR COMPETING THE WAY

I DO.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S SOMETHING

I DON'T MIND TALKING ABOUT

IN A SECULAR ATMOSPHERE,

WHERE PEOPLE MAY BELIEVE OR

MAY NOT BELIEVE.

IT IS SOMETHING I HOLD

DEARLY AND I CLING TO.

Reporter: LIKE THE

PLAYERS IN THE OTHER DUGOUT,

RED SOX CATCHER JARED SAYS

JESUS IS THE SOURCE OF HIS

STRENGTH AS WELL.

ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES OF

TRAGEDY.

IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR, THE

CITY OF BOSTON WAS

DEVASTATED AFTER TWO BOMBS

WENT OFF DURING THE BOSTON

MARATHON.

AND IN THE MONTHS THAT

FOLLOWED, THE COURAGEOUS

PEOPLE OF THE CITY GAVE

BIRTH TO A BATTLE CRY THAT

IS "BOSTON STRONG."

IT DEFINES EVERYTHING

ABOUT THIS CITY AND

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS TEAM.

THIS CITY HAS FOUND A WAY TO

RALLY AROUND AND NOT JUST

COWER BEHIND ONE ANOTHER OR

JUST STAY INSIDE.

THEY KIND OF WENT OUT AND

MADE IT A PURPOSE, THAT,

HEY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT

HAPPENED TO US.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO LOOK AT

IT AS A WEAKNESS.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW PEOPLE@ñ

HOW STRONG WE ARE.

OUR FAITH IN CHRIST IS

OBVIOUSLY THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING.

HE LAID HIS LIFE DOWN ON THE

CROSS FOR US, AND WE JUST

LIVE OUR LIFE FOR HIM.

HE HAS WORKED A LOT,

ESPECIALLY IN THIS CITY,

WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAS

HAPPENED.

JUST WHAT THIS CITY HAS BEEN

THROUGH AND WHAT WE'VE HAD

TO OVERCOME, YOU JUST FEEL

THE MOVEMENT.

YOU FEEL A LOT OF PEOPLE

JUST COMING TOGETHER.

ULTIMATELY, I THINK THAT'S

WHAT HE WANTS.

SO NO MATTER HOW IT HAPPENS,

IT IS HAPPENING AND IT'S HIS

PLAN.

Reporter: RED SOX

PITCHER JAKE PEAVY AGREES

WITH JARED, AND ADDS WHILE

WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP

WOULD BE A GREAT GIFT FOR

THE CITY, THE GREATEST GIFT

COMES FROM HAVING A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

YOU REALLY REALIZE THAT

THE LORD HAS A PLAN FOR ALL

OF OUR LIVES.

AND THERE IS NOTHING BETTER

THAN KNOWING THAT YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN, THAT YOU'RE

SAVED, AND KNOWING THAT

THERE WAS SOMEBODY WHO CARED

SO MUCH ABOUT US THAT HE

SENT HIS SON TO GIVE US

ETERNAL LIFE.

THAT'S THE COOLEST GIFT THAT

ANYBODY CAN EVER GIVE.

BECAUSE, OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE

ALL CAUGHT UP IN YOURSELVES

AND CENTRAL IN NATURE.

SO TO HAVE THAT GIFT FOR ME,

TO BE BROUGHT UP AND RAISED

IN THAT, OBVIOUSLY A HUGE

BLESSING.

I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO

DON'T KNOW AND DON'T THINK

THE WAY WE DO, BUT I

CHALLENGE YOU TO LOOK INTO

IT AND ACCEPT THIS FREE GIFT

OF ETERNAL LIFE.

WHAT'S COOLER THAN THAT?

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