Baseball and the Pope


CO-K2rSWEAA9rENThe Pope is coming to the United States today, and it’s a pretty big deal – even for baseball. Last week, the Philadelphia Phillies gave away “Pope Rookie Cards,” featuring the pontiff and providing his stats. CO_HwmQU8AA6on_

Last year around this time, Pope Francis made baseball headlines with his attempt at catching a ball tossed to him in St. Peter’s Square. As the New York Daily News reported, “The ball bounced from his extended right hand and fell to the ground – along with his skullcap. If you’re scoring at home, that’s no error on the Pope. He’s infallible.”

vatican-pope-baseballIt seems like everyone is catching Pope Fever, even my favorite local team, the Bowie Baysox:

Happy Pope Week!

~ baseballrebecca

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