John Olerud’s Family

 | June 11, 2009 7:42 PM

Olerud Family

John Olerud is my favorite baseball player.  I was always drawn to him because of both his ability and the way he played the game.  I remember when he became a Red Sox and actually rooted for a team that I normally detest just because he was playing for them.

Awhile ago I was delighted to learn that he was Christian.  And recently I read in this article about how his faith had helped him cope with his eldest daughter’s illness.  I think all fathers can relate in some way to what John Olerud is experiencing, though obviously not on the same level.

It’s nearly impossible to know her potential, or how her defects will affect her as she ages. Deeply religious, the Oleruds contend with the uncertainty the only way they can — faith.

”We believe God has control of all things,” Olerud said. ”I don’t think Jordan’s a mistake by any means. We really don’t know what it’s going to be for her. Because she doesn’t fit into those syndromes where they can say most kids are usually at this point, it’s kind of in the Lord’s hands.”

Boston Red Sox – Growing family – The Boston Globe

2 Responses to “John Olerud’s Family”

eyeman wrote a comment on June 12, 2009

I didn’t know he is about our age. Touching story.

Lisa wrote a comment on June 12, 2009

I miss him being a Mariner.

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