Murphy’s Law: What a Baseball Player’s ‘Controversial’ Statement Means for the Rest of Us

By Stan Guthrie

During the magical 2016 baseball season, when the fresh-faced Chicago Cubs won the World Series, I was able to spy a dark cloud. The team, lacking a dominant “closer” to finish games, made a trade for Aroldis Chapman. At the time Chapman, with his 100-m.p.h. fastball, was nearly unhittable. As Cubs’ brass predicted, Chapman was a key performer in Chicago’s first Major League Baseball title in 108 years.

There was just one problem.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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