There were two Jewish players on the rosters for baseball’s All-Star Game last night. That makes about 2.5% of a total of 78 guys. So what, you ask? J.J. Goldberg explains.
Kevin Youklis is a Yankee, Ike Davis is a Met, and Ryan Braun still rocks. And turn your eyes away if you don’t want to see Jay Horowitz doing the Harlem Shake.
Former Red Sox rival Kevin Youkilis officially joined the New York Yankees on Friday when he signed a one-year contract to fill a void left by the absence of Alex Rodriguez, the American League team said.
For the first time, Jewish ballplayers could win most valuable player awards in both baseball leagues. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun.
It might be high time for Major League all-stars like Ryan Braun and Kevin Youkilis to fully embrace their Jewish heritage — and they wouldn’t even have to leave the field to do so.
As Jordan Farmer plays a steady back-up role for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals and Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler all rank in the top five in MLB All-Star voting at their respective positions – Braun, a Milwaukee Brewer, leads all National League outfielders – three other Jewish American athletes will be gunning for sports glory in the coming weeks.
This week marks an important milestone for Kevin Youkilis, a star hitter for the Boston Red Sox of baseball’s American League.
We’ve come a long way from the joke about the “leaflet on Famous Jewish Sports Legends” presented to a character in the movie “Airplane” after he requests some “light reading.” The baseball season may still be young, but some of the most terrifying and productive players so far are Jewish.
During Tuesday night’s Boston Red Sox game, comedian Dennis Leary delivered what blogger Andrew Sullivan is describing as the best commentary yet on Mel Gibson’s recent woes. (Original hat-tip: Former Forward staffer Seth Mnookin, who has a transcript up on his blog.) Forget Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg — Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis is the man.