It's a Whole New Ball Game With APX
Sat., Sep. 1. 2007 4:17pm EDT
In last week's newsletter, we mentioned that the members of ApologetiX were honored guests last week at a minor-league baseball game for the Great Falls White Sox in Montana. Well, we recently heard about our "presence" at a high-school baseball game as well:
I'm the sports editor for a small city newspaper, and I cover sports for one secular high school and one Lutheran high school. During this baseball season, I noticed that the secular high school team has music playing during warmups and in between half-innings. The Lutheran high school does not.
Well, yesterday I decided to change that. Because I work up in the sky box during the games, I'm familiar with how the speaker system is set up. I got there early for the game, set up the system and popped in "Wordplay" (the latest ApologetiX CD).
When "Somebody Sold Me" went blasting off over the diamond, 18 heads under baseball caps turned toward the skybox. Then a few hands with thumbs upraised shot into the air. We kept the music going during breaks in the game, switching out "Wordplay" for "Adam Up" (another recent ApologetiX CD).
After the top of the seventh inning, the local team was down 7-4 to a very good baseball team. But, in the bottom of the inning (We play only seven innings in high school) the local Lutherans bounced back and scored four quick runs to win the game!
Did ApologetiX have something to do with this? I asked the coach after the game if he minded the music. He said he loved it and that it energized the team. Thanks for your music!