“The way I am is I work hard in preparation, and then the rest is up to God.  [He] doesn’t care if I get a hit or strike out. He just cares [if] my attitude is right and my focus is in the right place with him.”  Adrian Gonzalez, first basemen for the Boston Red Sox.

Referring to his bat, Gonzalez says:, “On mine, it says ‘PS 27:1.’ Psalm 27:1. That’s my favorite Bible verse. For me it’s like, I have nothing to fear. I have nothing to be afraid of. Let God do his work and enjoy the moment and have fun with it.”

The verse reads: “The Lord [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Gonzalez became a born-again Christian eight years ago, and it has been four years since he first started having the Trinity Bat Company engrave the verse on his bats.