• Catholic Matthew Blake was a batboy with the Houston Astros for four seasons, from 2007 to 2010. 

    Matthew Blake is seen in this family portrait with wife Grace and their two sons.

    Matthew Blake is seen in this family portrait with wife Grace and their two sons. Blake, a former parishioner of St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, Texas, was a batboy with the Houston Astros for four seasons, from 2007 to 2010. He and his family now live in Pennsylvania. (CNS photo courtesy Blake family)

  • Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, a professor at The Catholic University of America, is the chaplain for the Washington Nationals, who are competing in their first World Series. 

    Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, a professor at The Catholic University of America and the chaplain for the Washington Nationals, blesses bats before a game during the 2019 season.

    Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, a professor at The Catholic University of America and the chaplain for the Washington Nationals, blesses bats before a game during the 2019 season. (CNS photo courtesy Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti)

  • As the Catholic chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts, Father Douglas Hunter has access to the training facility, the team meetings and the sidelines during games.

    Father Douglas Hunter, Catholic chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts football team, is pictured in an undated photo with Colts general manager Chris Ballard and Dave Neeson of Catholic Athletes for Christ.

    Father Douglas Hunter, Catholic chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts football team, is pictured in an undated photo with Colts general manager Chris Ballard and Dave Neeson of Catholic Athletes for Christ. Neeson also serves as coordinator of high school youth ministry at St. Louis de Montfort Parish in Fishers, Ind., in the Lafayette Diocese. (CNS photo courtesy of Father Douglas Hunter)