Some know him as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Satan knows him as one of his most effective and productive ministers. If a person is not of and in the light they are then of and in the darkness. There is no middle ground. No gray area. And for anyone even moderately aware of what MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has instituted, promoted, and focused on that person, if in the light, of the light, can only come to the conclusion that Mr. Manfred is in utter darkness. A tool of sin. An instrument of evil. A minister of Satan. Not of God (photo caption provided by the administrator of A Crooked Path and did not appear in the Daily Wire article).
Some folks say that art imitates life, or that sports reflect life, and some also say there are way too many sports analogies used in describing life on earth, or when an event occurs.
Sports reflects just how lost, how depraved, how prone to greed, avarice, lying, perversions, and idol worship we the people are. How easily we are led from God and Jesus and godly matters and swift to place our time, our focus, our money on sports.
I am a baseball fan. Not a fanatic. Not an idol worshipper. I have been and can be objective about the game and the people in it. What has happened to the game since I was a kid back in 1959 first paying close attention to and loving the game of baseball is the definition of obscenity, or perversity, of greed, of lying and deception, of sin. Of being given over to a reprobate mind. Of serving Satan and bowing to every whim and demand evil places on culture and society.
Baseball, no sport was ever created to become a political earth mover. An instrument to strong-arm in tyrannical and dictatorial fashion the agendas of evil. Under the lie, the pretense of being about rights, tolerance, caring, the truth, progressive actions in a society thinking it’s moving towards some Utopia that will never exist, and to the contrary, creating a hellish environment right here on earth in which sin and evil increase and the people become more deluded and lost.
Rob Manfred is a man lost in utter darkness. An instrument, a minister of the devil. For he has no light in him and is in darkness. Therefore…
Sports have taken a serious turn into the abyss in the past couple of years. More time is spent by players and personnel on so-called social media attempting to bend the minds and will of the populace to listen to and follow their lies, their so-called political correctness than in time spent playing the games.
This appears here because this is endemic of the times. Of how confusion, lies, distortions, corruption, perversity, how sin and evil are consuming. And the people bow to it. Silent. At least most of them.
How corporations, companies, institutions, government officials, presidents, celebrities, and the like all think they have to inject their $1.98 worth and they do so, almost every single one of them, as a symphony of lies and words given to their minds and cold dead dark hearts by he who they serve.
And it is not the Lord. it is not God. It is not the Holy Spirit.
And it’s long past due that people of true Christian faith, true disciples of Jesus, true believers stand and speak and write and acknowledge that everyone, everything, is either of the Way, the Truth, and the Life — of the Light, or else they and it is of darkness. Period. No gray areas. No off-ramp. No “this does not apply.”
Let’s call ’em as they are. Okay, folks?
Thursday, April 8th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
Ex-MLB Commissioner Slams Commissioner Rob Manfred: ‘Made A Serious Mistake’ By Pulling Out Of Georgia
April 7, 2021
By Ryan Saavedra
Reprinted from Daily Wire
Former Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Fay Vincent slammed MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred in an op-ed this week for his decision to withdraw the league’s All-Star Game from Atlanta after Georgia enacted a new law aimed at tightening the security of elections in the state.
Vincent made his criticisms of Manfred in an op-ed published on Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal, calling boycotts an “act of desperation” and saying that Manfred made “a serious mistake” by rushing to pull the All-Star Game out of the state “without first protesting the substance of the law.”
Vincent noted that the course of action that Manfred took effectively allowed him to bypass needing the approval of the player’s union and team owners. An ESPN reporter noted this week that league sources indicated that the move was the result of corporate pressure, not the result of a player-threatened boycott. The piece also noted that only people that will be hurt by Manfred’s decision are workers in Atlanta, a city that has a more diverse population than the new host city, Denver.
The talk shows and editorial pages are full of questions. What is the basis for acting so forcefully against Georgia? If Georgia is racist, how can baseball talk of doing business with China? Mr. Manfred failed to spell out specific criticisms of Georgia’s voting law. Now he’s put himself in the awkward position of having to defend Colorado’s voting laws.
During my time as commissioner, I learned that the American people view baseball as a public trust. They want the game to stand for the best and noblest of our national virtues. They see baseball as the repository of their dreams, even as they root for their favorite teams. They don’t want, and won’t accept, anything that separates them from the game’s history and leadership.
Major League Baseball can’t become a weapon in the culture wars, a hostage for one political party or ideology. It can’t be only for the rich or the poor, nor can it only be for one race, as it was until 1947. Baseball must always stand above politics and its dark elements of corruption, greed and sordid selfishness. It can’t go wrong by standing for national greatness.
The situation calls to mind the 2006 Duke lacrosse case, when many erred—like Mr. Manfred has here—by leaping to a conclusion based on assumptions rather than carefully considered facts. I’ve done the same thing, to my regret. Much rides on Mr. Manfred’s shoulders so he must be prudent. Perhaps he now sees how complicated these issues can become. I wish him well.
MLB’s decision to pull the game out of Georgia came after President Joe Biden said during an ESPN interview last week that he would “strongly support” the game being moved out of the state. Fact-checkers have reported that Biden has repeatedly lied about the new election law and the White House has declined to say if he will stop lying about it. Critics have also noted his rhetoric that the law is a new Jim Crow law is also wrong.