That's what they seem to be saying.
In other words, the Rockies - uniquely, even in a country as religion-obsessed as America - play faith-based baseball. And, in their view, God just rewarded them - big time.I kinda wonder if the article is written in such a way as to appear neutral and/or supportive, but actually designed to make the Rockies seem like righteous pricks. I mean, look at this quote (taken from a USA Today article):
When Charlie Monfort, the chief executive, talked to USA Today, he was even more explicit about what it means to be blessed with divine favour. "I don't want to offend anyone," he said, "but I think character-wise we're stronger than anyone in baseball. Christians, and what they've endured, are some of the strongest people in baseball. I believe God sends signs, and we're seeing those."Seriously, what? Mr. Monfort, no offense, but if the last 2000 years are any indication, Christians on the whole are doing OK. That particular quote really makes it sound like Christianity is the only way to live a moral life or to have strength in character. And I find that really annoying (even though I was raised Catholic). I hate when somebody says something like, "Have you found God?" And then follows it up with, "Because when my wife left me three years ago because of all my partying and drugs and sex I was having with transvestite prostitutes, God really helped me out and He can help you too." It's like, dude... I have a perfectly fine relationship with God. I'm glad He's bailing you out right now, but He kinda got to me before it even occurred to me to bang tranny hookers and shoot up the chiva.
See? The context has been placed so it's a little too easy to see the quote as being just generally kind of annoying, so I'm calling out The Independent! Shame on The Independent for placing the Rockies in such a context as to make them seem like annoying religious people. SHAME.
Also, shame on them for this:
This may be the first professional sports team to put Christianity at the centre of its mission...Ummm... Hello? The San Diego Padres? Our mascot is a Franciscan monk for crying out loud. We play mission bells in the ballpark. Jeez. Stupid f_cking The Indpedent.
[found on Deadspin]