It would take a baseball fan/philanthropist willing to lose a lot of money in order to have the satisfaction of bringing Hashem’s favorite sport to Israel. After all, the first word in the Torah, “bereishis,” means “in the beginning” – or, as most of us pronounce it, “in the big inning.”
Irwin Cohen, the author of seven books, headed a national baseball publication for five years before earning a World Series ring working as a department head in a major league front office. His Baseball Insider column appears the second week of each month in the Jewish Press. Cohen, who is president of the Detroit area’s Agudah shul, may be reached in his dugout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author: Author, columnist, and public speaker Irwin Cohen headed a national baseball publication for five years and worked for a major league team, becoming the first Orthodox Jew to earn a World Series ring. His column appears the second week of each month. He can be reached in his suburban Detroit area dugout at email@example.com.
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