The cardboard beds were rumored to prevent athletes from hooking up — and athletes took breaking them as a personal challenge.
At 6 a.m. tomorrow, Team Israel will take on the United States in its second game of Olympics baseball. (Israel dropped its first game, 6-5, to South Korea in extra innings.) As you may have read before, Israel’s baseball team is largely made up of American-born players — who had to acquire Israeli citizenship to be Olympics-eligible. With baseball still a fledgling sport in the Middle East, it’s quite possible that most of the team’s fans live in the United States, too.
A heartbreaking ending in extra innings.
The Associated Press, the Jewish media and ESPN have all got a sports story wrong.
Shlomo Lipetz has been known as a pioneer in Israeli baseball since his teenage years in Tel Aviv.
He’s played everywhere from Arkansas to Melbourne during a long baseball career. This month, he’s headed to Tokyo for Team Israel.
Shlomo Lipetz will pitch for Team Israel in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The most popular man in Brooklyn on Sunday night was Shlomo Lipman, a pitcher for Israel’s national baseball team, which had schlepped to Coney Island for the first of a series of nine exhibition games ahead of The Big Schlep to the Olympics in Tokyo in less than two weeks.
As Major League Baseball opens, here’s a question for a certain type of avid sports fan: Who would play on the ultimate all-star Jewish baseball team?
Josh Kalafer, a member of Temple Har Shalom, and his family own the Somerset Patriots, an independent baseball squad in the Atlantic League.