Posts Tagged: yankees Results 5
Advice for Mel Gibson and John Galliano: If you’re an accused anti-Semite trying to rescue your career, Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod, is apparently the man to see.
The Israel Baseball League’s web site boasts a full slate of games, fun tidbits about players, and even a tongue-in-cheek take on “Baseball in the Time of Our Forefathers.” And “as one would expect, the majority of this season’s players will be of Jewish extraction,” the site trumpets.
Trouble is, the league went bust in 2007 after heavy financial losses; the most recent scheduled game took place three years ago. But that’s not stopping a team of American businessmen from trying to launch a new professional baseball league in Israel, according to YNet News. The entrepreneurs, including an unnamed owner of the New York Yankees, met with Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development Silvan Shalom and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat last week with hats in hand for funds to build a stadium and promote the league.
The Texas Rangers’ Jewish general manager, Jon Daniels, idolized the Mets while growing up in Queens, but he always assumed his future wouldn’t include being a star ballplayer for the team. It became that much more apparent when he tried out for the freshman baseball team at Hunter College High School in Manhattan. As he said in an interview with Fast Company magazine, “I could throw, and I wasn’t afraid to take a beating, but I couldn’t hit for shit.”