Summer and baseball—hot dogs and peanuts—it’s America’s national pastime! And this summer in New York’s Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, home of the New York Mets, pitcher Steven Matz is living out his dream.
In 2009, just signed by the Mets, Steven tore a tendon in his arm during practice. For two years he was unable to pitch. He said, “with all those expectations . . . there’s just so much doubt that creeps into your head.” But a friend’s invitation in his second year of recovery changed his perspective. “That second year was the year I was able to do Bible Study . . . it was awesome!” Steven says, “that was the first time I actually . . . read the Bible. I try to read it every day . . . it’s just part of who I am now.”