"It explains why we play," Ortiz said of the cross. "You can't go wrong with a cross with baseballs on it. It's the perfect description of why we're out here: playing for Jesus."
The 2014 Rams of Mineral Wells have lofty goals for their season, all of which they are more than capable of achieving. But, regarding what's most important, it's fair to say the Rams are already champions.
"We just love God with all our hearts and try to glorify Him in everything that we do," Barrick said. "It shows in the way we play and the things that we do."
"If you just come out and play baseball for yourself, it's useless," Ortiz said. "Jesus died for us 2,000 years ago and I'll play for Jesus. I'll play for somebody that died for me. He gave me the talent and ability to come out and play."
Who knows? Perhaps the sky is the limit for what Mineral Wells baseball can accomplish this year.
After all, Jesus said in what many Rams called their favorite verse: "What is impossible with man is possible with God."