Posted on: September 3rd, 2010 by Jen Mueller

Happy Friday!  Time to share a success story…

I had a chance to meet up with my former pastor and his wife, Julie, for a few minutes during a Mariners game this week.  Pastor has always been a big baseball fan and we would spend a few minutes talking about the Mariners before services on Sunday mornings.  We got to talking between innings when suddenly a roar goes up from the crowd and both Julie and Pastor stop talking and turn to look at the field of play.  They quickly turned back, apologized and explained that they were both in a fantasy baseball league.  It was getting down to playoffs for their league and they were both trying to win so they were keeping a close eye on the game.  It made me laugh when Julie told me which players on the field that night were starting for her fantasy team and how Pastor had a handful of other players in the game that he was counting on for his team.   It was funny and it was cute.  Here’s a couple who’s been married for several years, they’ve got 2 kids and find time to connect at a baseball game.  I think it’s a great example of how sports can help improve personal relationships.  The smiles on their faces and the interaction between them showed they were having fun.  Sports can do the same for you!