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Bizarro World: The 700 Club Does Feature On Phillies CF Ben Revere

Jun 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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“Oh, you do that 700 Club website, right?”

“Yeah, no. The 700 LEVEL. It’s not religious. I don’t run any nightclubs in Northern Liberties either.”

I’ve had that conversation countless times. But it’s okay, people who have no idea what the 700 level at Vet Stadium was, I’ll forgive you.

Not surprisingly, the short 700 Club segment on the Christian Broadcasting Network which aired as part of the sponsored program on the CW focuses on Ben Revere’s relationship with Jesus and the challenges he overcame to actually play Major League Baseball.

After proving himself for 4 seasons in the minors, Ben was called up to the Twins. Now with the Phillies, the undersized outfielder is in his 3rd year in the big leagues. He’s says it’s not just his talent that has gotten him to the big leagues, but the Lord. “It’s a humbling, it’s a humbling thing. It helps me grow up. It really helps you grow up. Because you see these little kids there who look up to you. And they’d be like, ‘Man, you’re my hero.’ I’m like, ‘I should not be your hero. Jesus should be your hero. I’m playing this for Him. It’s just playing this game; I’m never playing for myself. I’m always going to play for the Big Man upstairs. Because He gave me this, I mean, He gave me the chance to do this.”

It also includes the line:

Anyone who’s played with Ben will tell you that his best quality isn’t his ability to catch pop flies, but his charismatic personality that’s rooted in his faith in the Lord.

Oh, we know nobody is going to tell us his best quality is his ability to catch pop flies. We know.

You can read more about it here and watch the video here.

[thanks to allan smithee for the tip]

  1. ofeydofey - Jun 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Is that why he can’t hit a curve?

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    • Trotter54 - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      Ok Harris, let’s not start a holy war.

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  2. Annie Savoy - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    “I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn’t work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. You see, there’s no guilt in baseball, and it’s never boring… which makes it like sex.”

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  3. r0tcod - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Is it true that the 700 level seats were stained yellow from all the beer spilled on them?

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  4. Hiccup - Jun 27, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    And stained-glassed beer steins

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