(A ballplayer's prayer)
Dear God: Help me be a good sport in the game of life.
I don't ask for an easy place in the line-up. Put me anywhere you need me.
I only ask that I can give you 100-percent of everything I have.
If all the hard drives seem to come my way, I thank you for the compliment.
Help me remember that you never send a player more trouble than he can handle.
And help me Lord, to accept the bad breaks as part of the game.
May I always play on the square, no matter what the others do.
Help me study the Book so I'll know the rules.
Finally, God, if the natural turn of events goes against me
and I'm, benched for sickness or old age, help me to accept that as part of the game, too.
Keep me from whimpering that I was framed or that I got a raw deal.
And when I finish the final inning, I ask for no laurel.
All I want is to believe in my heart that I played as well as I could and that I didn't let you down.
IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING SILVER LEAGUE PLAYERS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US
David Erbse 2012
Al Kline 2011
Don Andrews 2011
Chick Meierhofer 2011
Al Alexander 2011
Tom Daugherty 2011
BRO (JAMES) MUSGRAVE 2010
CARL W. DAVIS 2010
JOHN HAYES 2010
FRED CHRIST 2010
GORDON TEITSWORTH, 2009
TONY CAIRNS, 2009
DON MALLORY, 2009
RON MORTON, 2009
ED SIMON, 2009
CURTIS LAUFHUTTE, 2009
ELMER "ED" DANIELS, 2008
BOB "BOZ" BOSNYAK, 2008