August 24, 2006
WELL, IT'S NOT LIKE YOU CAN ADD A GUY FOR BASTILLE DAY:
Metsâ€™ Grass Gets Green-er (Forward Staff, August 23, 2006)
On August 22, just five days before this yearâ€™s Jewish Heritage Day, the team acquired Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Shawn Green, a bona fide Jew who even has been known to sit out games on Yom Kippur.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 24, 2006 7:47 PM
If Mr. Green is looking for a great synagogue in Manhattan for High Holy Days, I've got one for him: http://www.centralsynagogue.org
OJ -- you might like it, too! Shabbat Shalom, one day early.
This was in the article, too:
Together with shofar blasts, the hora and a Yiddish rendition of “America the Beautiful,” Jewish Heritage Day at Queens’s Shea Stadium last year also offered a nail biter of a baseball game. In the fifth inning, with the hometown Mets down 7-0, rookie Mike Jacobs — in his first major league at bat — hit a three-run homer. The heavily Jewish crowd went berserk. A Jewish savior on Jewish Heritage Day!
The Cinderella story had just one small flaw: Jacobs isn’t Jewish.
Dang, that would've been cool.
Mr. Jacobs should have learned from former U of Miami and Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kosar (not Jewish) who once is alleged to have said, " I can be Jewish, what's in it?"
As you noted, Bernie Kosar played for the Miami Hurricanes. That makes him an ill-fit for Judaism, which is a religion of goodness.