Latest update: May 7th, 2012
On April 22, Faith and Fear in Flushing blogger Greg Prince, who’s Jewish, wrote:
When I say “it turns out” Ike Davis is Jewish, that’s because I had only the barest inkling that was his background. I don’t generally give any thought to Mets’ backgrounds . It occurs to me I’ve never known or wondered about Tom Seaver’s religion. Seaver religiously threw strikes like nobody else, which meant I was a practicing Seaverite from the time I was old enough to know right from wrong and left from right . But seriously, this is nice to know.
So to all those readers who constantly write in asking the Monitor whether this or that baseball player is Jewish according to Orthodox criteria – the answer, more often than not, is no – Ike Davis is the real deal.
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