for Jewish fans, the World Baseball Classic was memorable thanks to the underdog exploits of Team Israel and its manager, Jerry Weinstein.
The WBC will give some credence to the tired and offensive notion that Jews stink at sports or other physical activities.
Israel defeated South Africa in the first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.
Israel makes its first-ever appearance at a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament on Wednesday, when it will take on South Africa in Jupiter, Florida.
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.