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Last October, the miraculous occurred. The Anaheim Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 4 games to 3 to win the World Series. It was miraculous because the Angels have been playing major league baseball for 42 years, and had never even been to the World Series. They had never even won a playoff series before. They had suffered through 42 seasons of mediocrity and heartbreak. I know, because growing up just a few miles from their stadium, I had suffered along with them for more than 30 of those season. Not only that, they started the season 6-14, the worst start in their history (which is saying something). Of course, miracles are all a matter of perspective. The Giants had a 3 games to 2 lead, and were ahead 6-0 in game six – just a few outs from victory. They weren’t nearly as excited as the Angels. A few of the Angel’s other competitors were not that impressed either. Listen to these quotes:

Oakland’s Scott Hatteberg said he thought the A’s were the better team last year. The Cubs’ Lenny Harris called the 2002 Angels "a mediocre team" that got the big hits at the right times. Texas’ Alex Rodriguez suggested the Angels might have been "the third-best team in the division."


Your response to the miraculous depends on your perspective. The miracles of Jesus Christ recorded in the Bible are no different.

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