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    I'll speak for my area as far as prayer circles and what I see as a player.

    For high school:
    I don't see much of a prayer circle from parents and spectators when it comes to the school. A few teammates and I will pray in the dugout before a game and after a game.

    For travel ball:
    I know our parents have a organized prayer circle that pray before and after every game we play. As players, we also pray before and after every game.

    I also know that as we've prayed, we've had opposing players come over and pray with us for safety and everything else a softball player would pray for before and after a game.
    I am a catcher. The plate is my castle… and I am the queen of that castle. To beat me… you have to out play me and want it more than me. You think your up for the challenge… then bring it and try me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softgabby View Post
    I'll speak for my area as far as prayer circles and what I see as a player.

    For high school:
    I don't see much of a prayer circle from parents and spectators when it comes to the school. A few teammates and I will pray in the dugout before a game and after a game.

    For travel ball:
    I know our parents have a organized prayer circle that pray before and after every game we play. As players, we also pray before and after every game.

    I also know that as we've prayed, we've had opposing players come over and pray with us for safety and everything else a softball player would pray for before and after a game.
    That's great, as long as you don't bother the girls who DON'T come over and pray with you. The only complaints I've seen about prayer circles were the way some of the girls, parents, coaches, umpires, etc. treated the girls who don't join in. Ironic, since many of the ones who complain the most come from religious traditions that encourage shows of faith to be 100% voluntary.


    Getting back to food, I went to college in Pennsylvania, and they served scrapple in the dining hall every weekend. I got to hate scrapple very quickly. Some students who grew up in Pennsylvania said that home-made scrapple is a lot better than college cafeteria scrapple. I certainly hope so.

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    Were from the Midwest. I remember when she was 12 and went to FL for a National tournament. Our girls learned what a prayer circle was real fast, as just happened right after the games. Wasn't a problem.

    Myself, I used to live in Ohio and played in a competitive slow pitch Church league. We had the prayer circle right before the game, and somebody prayed that everybody stay healthy. Then the game started and it got nasty. You know yelling at the umps, hard slides and almost a couple of fist fights. It was a good time.
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    I had to google scrapple. That does not look appetizing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobInMadison View Post
    That's great, as long as you don't bother the girls who DON'T come over and pray with you. The only complaints I've seen about prayer circles were the way some of the girls, parents, coaches, umpires, etc. treated the girls who don't join in. Ironic, since many of the ones who complain the most come from religious traditions that encourage shows of faith to be 100% voluntary.


    Getting back to food, I went to college in Pennsylvania, and they served scrapple in the dining hall every weekend. I got to hate scrapple very quickly. Some students who grew up in Pennsylvania said that home-made scrapple is a lot better than college cafeteria scrapple. I certainly hope so.
    Hi, Bob! I know as a player, our team praying is completely voluntary and we don't make the other players who decide not to pray with us feel bad or bad mouth them. I feel as a Christian it makes for a bad example.

    You said about going to college in PA. Where did you go to college in PA? You said about scrapple. I love homemade scrapple. My dad knows a small local butcher who makes scrapple and we love his recipe for scrapple. I also love paunhaus (sp?). Did you get to try it? Also did you get to eat shoo fly pie while you were in PA? Kinda a must have if you were in or close to PA Dutch country.
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    It was so long ago when I was in PA.

    I went to college at Swarthmore, outside of Philly. Which meant that we could still get good Philly style food, such as cheesesteak, strombolis, etc.
    A few years later I tried a cheesesteak in Lancaster, and it was pretty bad. I think outside a certain radius of Philly you just can't get decent Philly style food.

    I didn't eat much of the PA Dutch food. I did have some PA Dutch friends in college. It was interesting, because that was a college which was very popular with the rich elite NYC folks, and their world was so very different from the PA Dutch. My freshman year roommate grew up in a rich Greenwich Village family, and his father was one of the top TV commercial directors. It was interesting that one of his very closest friends was a Mennonite from PA. I mean, the decadent Greenwich Village show business life and the PA Dutch Mennonite life are about as different as you can get within such a short distance. , but the two of them were extremely close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobInMadison View Post
    It was so long ago when I was in PA.

    I went to college at Swarthmore, outside of Philly. Which meant that we could still get good Philly style food, such as cheesesteak, strombolis, etc.
    A few years later I tried a cheesesteak in Lancaster, and it was pretty bad. I think outside a certain radius of Philly you just can't get decent Philly style food.

    I didn't eat much of the PA Dutch food. I did have some PA Dutch friends in college. It was interesting, because that was a college which was very popular with the rich elite NYC folks, and their world was so very different from the PA Dutch. My freshman year roommate grew up in a rich Greenwich Village family, and his father was one of the top TV commercial directors. It was interesting that one of his very closest friends was a Mennonite from PA. I mean, the decadent Greenwich Village show business life and the PA Dutch Mennonite life are about as different as you can get within such a short distance. , but the two of them were extremely close.
    Yeah, I know where Swathmore is. I am northwest of Philadelphia...well more like closer to King Of Prussia, Fort Washington and Conshohocken area. But where I live is more rural but we're still close enough to the more urban areas outside of Philadelphia. When I go into Philly, I have to have me some cheesesteak or a stromboli. I usually order my cheesesteaks from Pat's and I order mine "wit" instead of "witout". Either that...or I have to have a soft pretzel. I know I shouldn't have them with braces but I have been good about not breaking brackets (I think I've only broken maybe 6 or 7 brackets in the close to two years I've had them and it was even to stuff that wasn't on the "do not eat" list).

    That's interesting that two completely different lifestyles were in the same college and got along so well. We have a girl on our softball team that's a team equipment manager that's mennonite. She's a nice enough girl...but she's really shy. Believe it or not though there is a girl I became close friends with from doing cheer. Little did I know...she was originally from China and didn't speak English well. Of course, my Mandarin isn't great either even though I've taken it for 3 years in high school. I met her while doing cheerleading this fall. We hit it off real well and you could really see her start to come out of her shell. I had also never really knew before I met her that her family only lived a mile from our house. So I'm over there quite often and we've had her family over for cookouts and they've had us over for some great, authentic Chinese food.
    I am a catcher. The plate is my castle… and I am the queen of that castle. To beat me… you have to out play me and want it more than me. You think your up for the challenge… then bring it and try me.

    Base runners… beware of catcher. Those that try to steal, will be thrown out at their base!

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