Green Egged On by Ham?

By Forward Staff

Published October 04, 2006, issue of October 06, 2006.

It’s bad enough that a nice Jewish boy like New York Mets outfielder Shawn Green has to measure up against artificially pumped-up steroid-using sluggers. But the Shmooze’s biggest fear is that, with the playoffs under way this week, Green — who sits out games on Yom Kippur regularly — will succumb to the most unkosher of supplements: Turns out that the best hitter on the Mets, centerfielder Carlos Beltran, attributes his past postseason success to a steady diet of ham-and-cheese sandwiches.

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