As the camera pans the bleachers I caught a glimpse of a man, the father of a Louisiana player based on his LSU cap, holding up a white board upon which, printed in block letters, is this:
“With GOD all things are POSSIBLE!!”
I ponder this for a moment. Even though I know that Louisiana is a hot bed of religious insanity I am taken aback. This is a LITTLE LEAGUE GAME, people!!!
Is he telling his kid that God will favor his team, and help vanquish the presumably less devout / godless Hawaiians? Is he saying that God is tuned into the game and might give a shit about its outcome so pray to influence God’s support?
Is his guidance to focus on Jesus and just let “the force” guide him? Can it be he is saying that the coach’s strategy, the team work, and his own son’s skill are less or equally important to the outcome of the game as is divine intervention? That perhaps in spite of his son’s inadequacy or his teams lesser talent, not to worry…God is on your side?
It’s hard to know what goes through the mind of the religiously afflicted. The very fact that this dad needs to drag a deity into his kid’s ballgame is creepy enough for me.
Here’s the good news: Hawaii won it 7-5. Maybe the sign should have read:
God - 0