Tuesday, July 08, 2008

All Stars, We Have All Stars

First, let me apologize for the interminable length between posts.  I wasn't sure that I was going to be keeping this blog at all, so I was neglectful while trying to make up my mind.  Since I still haven't made up my mind, I decided to go ahead and post this and post for a bit and see what happens.

Major League Baseball is having its All Star Game next week at Yankee Stadium since this is the last season for the House that Ruth Built before it's torn down for the House that Steinbrenner Built across the street.  The teams were announced earlier this week and three Jews, well, one full and two half-Jews, were named to the squads.  Kevin Youkilis, the Boston Red Sox first baseman will start for the American League, much to the chagrin of the Yankee faithful.  Youkilis, the "Greek God of Walks", openly identifies as Jewish.

The two half-Jews are the Milwaukee Brewers sensational outfielder Ryan Braun who will be starting for the National League.  Texas Ranger second baseman Ian Kinsler made the American League team as a reserve.  Both Braun and Kinsler have Jewish fathers, and while they may identify themselves as half-Jewish, at least in the case of Braun, don't consider themselves to be practicing Jews.  

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