Today was a good day. Why you ask? In case you did not know, there are a few guys in MercyMe that are huge, huge baseball fans. And one of the “perks” of being in a band is that you sometimes get to meet some of your heroes. And every once in a while it goes farther than just meeting them…you actually become friends. Can you believe that?!?!?

Well today was a good day. We have had the pleasure of calling Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals a friend. Albert and his family are amazing, godly people. He has a heart of gold, and he truly has a desire to see God glorified.

Well, tonight we are doing a show in St. Louis, so we were able to hook up with Albert for lunch at his restaurant “Pujols 5.” That’s right, today was a good day. Now brothers and sisters try to understand how hard it is not to freak out. I am not one to get star struck, but I am a sports nut! We are talking childhood dreams here. And to meet godly athletes is even better! Oh yes, my dear friends, today…was a good day.

Here is Albert bugging me for my autograph…again.