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Olympic Committee Refuses to Commemorate Israeli Munich Massacre Victims

30 Nisan 5772 – April 22, 2012
A campaign by the widows of two Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre have had their petition for a memorial at the 2012 Olympic games rejected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Play Ball!

21 Nisan 5772 – April 12, 2012
The 2012 baseball season should be a most interesting one. Every game is important. No longer can a team just play for the Wild Card spot and have an equal shot with the three division winners at participating in the World Series (as St. Louis did last year).

Basketball Semifinals: Lobos vs. Yak Pak, Hawke & Co. vs. Jerry’s Kids

13 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
Lobos will meet Hawke & Co. in the finals, and attempt to pick up their second consecutive championship title.

At Catcher… Myron Ginsberg

16 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
Sixty years ago and fifty years ago. 1952 and 1962. They were memorable years for many of us.

Israeli Sports League: Big Apple Wins Again; Hawke&Co., Yak Pak Share First Place

14 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
Yak Pak moved into a tie for first place with two wins and a Lobos loss.

Israeli Sports League: Potomac18, Big Fish, Jerry’s Kids Win Thrillers

29 Tevet 5772 – January 24, 2012
Week 4 of the “Red and Dr. Murray's” Israel Basketball league saw three games go down to the wire in thrilling fashion.

Big Apple Grabs a Piece of the Pie

23 Tevet 5772 – January 18, 2012
“If I’m behind the arc, and I see an open teammate, I love the deep dish” said piping hot three-point artist Josh Friedman. “But Big Apple knows how to serve up the treys – we always deliver”.

A Pair Of Pitchers… And Some Welcome Changes

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
Craig Breslow and Jason Marquis will be wearing different uniforms this season. The two pitchers also share a unique trait among those labeled “Jewish players” by the media: Breslow and Marquis both have two Jewish parents.

“Red and Dr. Murray’s” Israel Basketball League Tips Off

14 Tevet 5772 – January 8, 2012
In this week’s drama-filled showdown between Katzenstein and Bienenfeld, both teams played a solid all-around team game, splitting the scoring equally.

What We Can Learn From The Old New York Knicks

19 Kislev 5772 – December 14, 2011
The delayed start of the professional basketball season due to a labor dispute has left me indifferent. It has been many years since I watched an entire game, even more since I actually attended one in person.

1951: A Great Year In Baseball

12 Kislev 5772 – December 7, 2011
I was one of 2,400 people at the recent Yeshiva Beth Yehudah dinner held in downtown Detroit.

Fantasy Come True

18 Heshvan 5772 – November 14, 2011
Seventy-eight degrees and sunny. That's what it was that Thursday afternoon in November when I arrived in Tampa, site of the Yankees Fantasy Camp. That's what it was that Thursday afternoon in November when I arrived in Tampa, site of the Yankees Fantasy Camp. After checking into the Sheraton Suites where the campers were staying for the Monday through Saturday camp, I shuttled to George M. Steinbrenner Field (where the Yanks play during spring training and also the home of the Tampa Yankees, three levels below the major leagues), to join the camp in progress.

Jewish Boxing Champ Defends Her Title

Carolina Raqucel Duer, a 33 year-old Jewish woman from Buenos Aires, Argentina, defended her World Boxing Organization Super Flyweight title on November 12 by...

Another Season In The Books

15 Heshvan 5772 – November 12, 2011
Wow! What a finish to the 2011 baseball season. Even before the interesting seven-game World Series won by St. Louis, there was incredible drama in the final month.

‘Mancation’ In Cincinnati

14 Tishri 5772 – October 12, 2011
Two months ago I told you about my "Mancation" (men only, we visit different cities, check out a ballgame and the shuls, etc.).

Hank Greenberg’s 25th Yahrzeit

8 Elul 5771 – September 7, 2011
It was Hank Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit recently and I said Kaddish for baseball's biggest Jewish superstar.

The Glories Of Pittsburgh

10 Av 5771 – August 10, 2011
On one of those cable financial stations the other day, one of the talking heads was explaining the concept of "Mancations."

The Marlins’ Coming New Stadium And More

5 Tammuz 5771 – July 7, 2011
While there are great rates on fares to the Miami area this time of year, it's not a place most people want to visit in the summer, unless, of course, they have relatives or good friends to visit or a simcha to attend.

On Jewish Pitchers – And Some Departed Heroes

5 Sivan 5771 – June 7, 2011
Jason Marquis became the first Jewish pitcher in 31 years to collect 100 career victories. Pitching for the Washington Nationals this year, Marquis (pronounced Mar-kee) earned his first big-league win ten years ago by beating the Mets at Shea Stadium while pitching for the Atlanta Braves. Jason, who'll turn 33 on August 2, has also pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.

Random Thoughts A Month Into The Season

7 Iyyar 5771 – May 11, 2011
A local Orthodox attendance record was set at Detroit's Comerica Park on Sunday Chol Hamoed Pesach as an estimated 500 frum fans were in the stands. They saw a good game as the Tigers downed the White Sox 3-0 on a beautiful sunny day. Seven families from my shul returned with suntans and they reported many shuls were represented in all sections of the downtown ballpark, about a 20-minute ride from my dugout.

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