Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tigers Take Batting Practice While Jesus Suffers on the Cross

From the Associated Press:

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have upset some Roman Catholics who are unhappy that the club’s home opener is scheduled during holy hours on Good Friday on April 10.

Traditional Christian belief says Jesus hung on the cross from noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday.

All 30 American and National League teams play April 10, but the Tigers’ 1:05 p.m. game against the Texas Rangers is the only one during holy hours.

The above image is indisputable evidence that Jesus loves baseball and is present with players when they take the diamond. Normally Jesus would be delighted to spend a few hours with the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers, but on the afternoon of Friday April 10 he'll be busy dying for the sins of humanity.

Honestly, I'm a little surprised that this sort of conflict doesn't come up more often. (I know that the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee has to ensure that Brigham Young will not be scheduled to play on Sunday.) I suppose most other holy-day worship experiences are not restricted to a specific time of day.


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