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Josh HamiltonYesterday, MLB Trade Rumors reported that Josh Hamilton had switched agents, moving from Sosnick Cobbe Sports to Moye Sports Associates because he “wanted to be with a Christian stable.”

This made me curious. Christian sports agents? I did a quick google search and couldn’t find a website for Moye Sports Associates (Note to Hamilton: it is NOT a good sign when your agent doesn’t have a website). I did find an address and phone number:

Moye Sports Associates, Inc.: 5400 Laurel Springs Pkwy Suite 401 Suwanee GA, 30024-0000 (404) 577-3700.

Suwanee, Georgia. One of the top 10 places in America to live, according to Money Magazine. And a darn good place to locate a sports management company, if you ask me.

A little more research revealed that Moye Sports Associates is run by Mike Moye and former pitcher Scott Sanderson. The firm last made headlines in 2001 when they dropped their biggest client, White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, after he skipped a few workouts to protest his contract.

Here’s what Moye had to say about Thomas at the time:

“From the beginning of our involvement with Frank this off-season, we have consistently advised him to honour his contract, perform to the best of his abilities on the field and address any issues he might have with the White Sox privately,” his agents said in a statement. “Based on recent discussions with Frank, we have concluded that we have divergent views on certain principles that we believe are fundamental in the representation of our clients.”

SandersonFormer major leaguer Sanderson became a partner at Moye Sports after a long and distinguished playing career. He earned an All-Star selection in 1991 and finished with a 163-143 record, a 3.84 ERA and 1,611 strikeouts with seven different teams.

But baseball isn’t all Sanderson is interested in. He also fancies himself a bit of a journalist:

“I’m the youngest of five children. I’m not impulsive,” he said. “I don’t react quickly to things I don’t investigate. I did some investigative journalism and found out that the claims Jesus Christ made were correct. Shortly thereafter, I asked Christ to come into my life.”

No word on whether Sanderson adhered to the “three source rule” when investigating Christ’s claims (He has yet to publish his findings), but Sanderson is relishing the opportunity to “counsel his clients in a broad range of issues like handling success and failure on the field, dealing with a difficult manager and playing through injuries” – all for a mere 10 percent (give or take).

Today, Moye Sports Associates’ clients include Boston ace Josh Beckett, Houston first baseman Lance Berkman and Colorado first baseman Todd Helton, as well as Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna and U.S. Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix.

Now you can add Josh Hamilton, a former heroin addict with colorful tattoos and 65 RBI, to that list. And now that Hamilton is on board, it’s about time to negotiate a long-term, multimillion dollar deal. Because, after all, what would Jesus do?

17 Responses to “What would Jesus do? Switch agents!”

  1. Paul Moro says:

    I did some investigative journalism on Jesus once. Found out he was dead. Big disappointment.

    • Lawrence Zupan says:

      Evidently you did not investigate far enough…if you did you would have found that after being dead for three days, God raised Him from the dead to die no more.
      Furthermore, Jesus Christ is now seated at the right hand of God awaiting the time when He will return to earth to raise the righteous dead and establish the Kingdom of God.
      If you believe this, you will never be disappointed again and you can accept the Lord Jesus Christ’s invitation to be part of that Kingdom.
      To continue your investigative journalism, please consult the Holy Bible…
      Best wishes

  2. Lyndsay says:

    HA!

    also, this gave me a big WTF?? moment.

    clients include Boston ace Josh Beckett

    somehow, I always pictured him in more of the devil’s end of the spectrum.

    instead, I now imagine this guy’s used for such advice to Josh like, “which BU co-ed would Jesus bang?” or “which Yankees batter would Jesus throw behind the head to?”

  3. Lyndsay says:

    Sarah should hire this guy to help her with her fantasy picks. :-)

  4. Sarah Green says:

    “How big is Jesus’ belt buckle?”

  5. melissa says:

    Wait, don’t Red Sox fans think Beckett is Jesus?

  6. Sarah Green says:

    Nah, that was Johnny Damon, back in the day. But he turned out to be a false prophet.

    Now we know the true path to enlightenment is through the Manny Lama.

  7. Lyndsay says:

    “who would Jesus start?”

    I could go on and on…the possibilities are endless here.

    thanks folks, I’ll be here all night.

  8. Lyndsay says:

    also…do you think Jesus is a Bill James fan?

  9. Lyndsay says:

    or rather…a Bill James disciple?

  10. Lyndsay says:

    melissa Says:

    June 3rd, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Wait, don’t Red Sox fans think Beckett is Jesus?

    yes, he was very Jesus-like last season, but this season I’m reading from the Book of Jacoby. the only way to explain his lightning speed is that he’s half human, half divine.

  11. Nick Kapur says:

    Jacoby Ellsbury is crazy fast. He is now on pace to steal 80 bases this year, and has still only been caught one time. If he gets any faster, I’m gonna have to consider converting to Mormonism.

  12. Lyndsay says:

    my Irish-Catholic father likes to say, “there he goes, stealing from the white man again – typical!” then laugh at his own joke.

  13. The real question is….

    What will Jesus do when you he asks you why you flip around his name as if it were a joke????

    A lot of wise guys, who thought they were brilliant before men are gonna look pretty stupid when their day comes. How about doing something really smart, like Josh did, and ask God for forgivness?

    Then everyone else can make fun of you too. But trust me..you wont care because you’ll only be trying to impress the one that really matters.

  14. Paul Moro says:

    I think Jesus would be flattered, Jim. Because Jesus wasn’t a tightwad.

  15. RMichael says:

    @Coley Ward, THE 3-source rule?? That would be the Bible, sir!

  16. yes, guys, we all will give an account for what we do and say. amen praise the lord. hey i am looking for a christian sport agent. will someone please contact me, looking to get started to first of the year.look forward to hearing from moye sports thanx and keep praising our lord and savior JESUS CHRIST. your brother in CHRIST Timothy Karr @ 702 245 3759 las vegas,nv 89147

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