Opening Day

It’s here. Opening Day.  The glorious baseball season begins again. 162 days of bats, balls, strikes, diamond grit, and 30 teams pitted against each other. I must admit I feel a little cheated this year.  I didn’t make it to spring training. The usual weekend I go was Purim.  And while that was really fun…Read more »

Gifts of Baseball

This past weekend I actually got to watch two innings of a BASEBALL game.  Yes spring Training games are underway.  I am thrilled.  I admit the game that I watched (which was a late night rerun of a game played on Shabbat) was between the Rockies and the Diamondbacks.  Cactus League.  Neither are my favorite…Read more »

PLAY BALL

I resisted all week. But cannot do so any longer! Baseball Season is here!! Hooray!   Pitchers and catchers reported this week to Florida and Arizona.  And the actual spring training games begin in the coming week.   And so we are off! PLAY BALL! The races begin in earnest as our reconfigured teams get…Read more »

Baseball in Winter

Ok I couldn’t resist. I know Baseball season is over and spring training is two months away.  The winter baseball meetings are soon to start.  But last night I had a taste of baseball!  Part Chanukah celebration -part birthday celebration my son and I went to see the film “Jews and Baseball.” (I was the…Read more »

Mazal Tov Giants

Mazal tov to the San Francisco Giants! The new World Baseball Champs. Impressive hitting and more impressive pitching. Lincecum’s amazing 9k’s on Monday night, Renteria’s home run were out of this world. It was a fitting end to their season. How sweet to win a Series when the last time this club did so was…Read more »

Baseball Quandry

So the World Series is set.  Rangers v Giants begins on Wednesday.  National League has home field advantage because of their win in the All-Star Game.  But the quandry is who to root for? The Rangers are part of American League West. The same as my beloved Angels. The Giants are the Anti-Dodgers.  The rivalry…Read more »