Sin is wicked, but when recognized as sin, man can repent, seek and receive redemption. But if the worldview fails to recognize sin for what it is, or worse, celebrates the sin as some form of grotesque virtue, repentance is not sought and redemption is lost. Even more concerning, this worldview does not limit itself to a solitary sin which hurts the perpetrator alone. Instead, it eagerly embraces and encourages a multitude of other sins which visit their wicked results upon others. ( Roman Catholic Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv-Zaporizha)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sparky Anderson: R.I.P.

The following is from Action News, WXYZ.Com in Detroit, Michigan.

George "Sparky" Anderson passed away at his home in California. He was 76-years old. Anderson died as a result of complications from dementia.

He was placed in hospice care Wednesday due to complications from dementia.

Anderson, who led the Tigers to the 1984 World Series Championship, was the first person in Major League Baseball history to lead teams to world titles in both the National League and the American League. Tony LaRussa became the second manager to accomplish the feat in 2006.

In 1987 the Hall of Famer founded "CATCH", which raises money for sick and at-risk patients of Children's Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.

As the request of Mr. Anderson there will be no funeral or memorial service. The family also requests any donations be made to "CATCH".

Donations can be made online at CATCH CHARITY or mailed to:

223 Fisher Building
3011 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202

This Detroit news outlet can be excused if they somehow forgot to mention that Sparky won two other World Championships: as Manager of the Cincinnati Reds, in 1975 and 1976. He was inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. He was not just a great man; he was a good man.