How do you make it to the big leagues? Talent, hard work, and heart. Join Rob Rains, veteran sports writer, as we explore the heart of the game called baseball. Rob’s stories from Intentional Walk are amazing, and along with music, quotes, great replays and movie clips, we’ll take a look at the spirit and heart that baseball inspires in players and fans.
Rob Rains has been writing about sports in St. Louis and nationally for more than 30 years. He is now running a website covering all St. Louis sports, STLSportsPage.com. He is the author of 31 books, including his latest, Intentional Walk, an inside look at the faith that drives the St. Louis Cardinals, published in 2013 by Thomas Nelson. Rains is a lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He also is an adjunct professor in the school of communications at Webster University in St. Louis.
The Heart of the Game will be facilitated by Maria Rodgers O’Rourke. Maria is a mom, wife, author, and speaker who cries at movies, including Field of Dreams and Moneyball. She’s loved the Cardinals ever since her dad taught her to keep score at old Busch Stadium. A longtime King’s House presenter, her podcast and book are called Everyday Inspired and you can find her work in Chicken Soup for the Soul and on the Huffington Post blog.