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The Winnipeg Goldeyes will play their home opener for the 2018 season tonight as they look for a third straight championship. 

After losing the first two games, the Goldeyes ride a four-game winning streak into tonight's same against the Sioux Falls Canaries. Scott Koop, the Goldeyes chaplain since 2013, has talked to the players and they are confident in their chances of a three-peat.

"As I've been chatting with the players . . . they are pretty excited about the team they have assembled this year," Koop said.

What hasn't started yet is the chapel program, which is run by Koop. It takes place every Sunday that the players have a home game. The first one will be on Sunday. For Koop, the chapel program is incredibly important for the players, who play 100 games in about 110 days.

"We see this very much as the church coming to them," Koop said, pointing out that regular church attendance would be impossible otherwise with their schedule.

He doesn't know what the dynamic will be like yet, with a number of new members likely to join, but he knows that he is wanting to connect with them on a much deeper level than just baseball.

"We try and deal more specifically with the character aspect," Koop explained. "What is God expecting of us as people, regardless of what our role is."

As part of that, Koop talks about playing, winning, and losing with integrity. It's an important part of their journey as Christians.

When asked how he's OK with the players violating the eighth commandment on a regular basis, Koop laughed.

"I tell them 'look, if you're going to steal a base, you still have to leave it on the ground,'" Koop joked, saying it's probably the only type of stealing God is OK with. 

On Saturday, the team is hosting their annual Faith Night, where players will have a chance to field questions and share a bit of their testimony with fans who are at the game. Koop says connecting with the fans is important because the players really appreciate the prayers of people who take care of them, which includes their home crowd.

The Goldeyes have proved they have what it takes to win another championship. Koop wants to make sure that they keep playing for a greater championship once they are done baseball.

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