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History and You, May 14, 2013

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Athletes and Salaries
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Guest: Mr. Manny Crespo

Sports used to involve the simple love of the game; today, it’s a high stakes, high-stressed business that consumes every morsel of financial interest that stands in the way of club owners and financiers that bankroll them into successful seasons year after year.  But in a way, it’s really a question of values: what do you value?  A future, I’m sure, but what kind?  Will it be a kind to be short-lived, racked with injury, arthritis, and mental lapses of inadequacies that carry you with a lifetime pension, or will it be the turtle in the race with the hare, which won that race with fulfillment but a lower pay?

Guest, Manny Crespo

Guest Name
Manny Crespo
Guest Occupation
Professional Baseball Player
Guest Biography

Manny Crespo held many roles in Professional Baseball. He was born and raised in Miami and attended the University of Miami and studied sociology and philosophy. He was National Champion at Westminster Christian in 1996; a two time All American member of the 1997 USA team; two time All American National Champion of 1999 USA team; played professional baseball for parts of 3 years with Seattle, Boston, and Toronto; drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from Westminster Christian (Miami, FL) and the Seattle Mariners in the 14th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL); coached professionally with the San Diego Padres as hitting instructor; and is currently coaching at Gulliver.

Manny’s father has been in pro ball for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Latin America with the Detroit Tigers.

History and You

Capturing the importance of the individual and how the past can put you in a position to make a difference in the present. History, as we have come to know it, is a collage of choices made, created, and driven by all of us. Our understanding of it only helps to measure how far and with what level of sophistication we can see the world and our individual place in it.

The individual, the everyday hero, who wakes up to work his day and returns home at the end of that work, is the focus of this show. People today live in an environment they seldom know because so little is known about history. Therefore, the variety of topics and history surrounding everyday people will be made current and relevant through insightful discussions. Topics for the show will include, but are not limited to, an informed and considered view of:

• Politics
• Sports
• Art and Culture
• Philosophy and Religion
• Ethnicity and National Identity
• Science and Technology
• Psychology
• Education
• Social and Cultural Issues

In short, the show will delve into the issues of human nature and how history can assist us to better understand and cope with these issues in our modern day world. With visits from professional guest speakers, as well as "call-ins" and emails from folks contributing their insights to the discussion, the show aims to provide the public with thought-provoking moments about the quality of life we are currently living and how to contend with it. The supporters of "History and You" feel that the volume of listeners will steadily grow given the variety and interconnectedness of topics presented in a way that appeal to a wide range of age groups, income levels, and demographics.

"History and You" will provide audiences with a reason and a forum from which to reflect, revisit, and renew thoughtfulness about their lives. This informed and discussion-oriented format tends to build loyal and passionate listeners. This is a show that creates a positive difference for every individual through its passionate and introspective look at people and their lives.

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