Baseball’s Final Four, individual award selections and a review of all of the Jewish MLB players’ seasons highlight today’s BAGELS AND JOCKS…by MATTHEW J. GOLDBERG.
The MLB playoffs are crazy exciting, Derek Jeter is sidelined with an injury, and what about the upcoming individual awards? Does Ryan Braun deserve to win what would be back-to-back National League MVP Awards?
So much has happened since our last Bagels and Jocks, if only in the baseball world. The end of the regular season, the start of the postseason…not to mention “the outfield fly rule” and Adam Greenberg’s historic at-bat!
With the advent of postseason baseball, Jay Goldberg presents his list of the Top 10 Mensches that are easy to root for in October.
With Israel playing in the World Baseball Classic, who would I pick for the squad if I could choose the very best eligible players? Well, let’s just say it’s a very competitive team, and I didn’t even have to resurrect Hank or ask Sandy to end his 46-year retirement.
Major League Baseball continues its steady march to the postseason, while one of its brightest Jewish stars, Kevin Youkilis, is set to play for Israel in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. That should only add to the interesting 2012 season he has (more or less) enjoyed.
Aly Raisman continues to be our top story from London, but she shares some of this week’s spotlight with a great American-born Israeli coach who is doing his best to try to restore Russia…yes, Russia…to the status of a basketball superstar. And, that’s not all…
Aly Raisman continues to make headlines as the Summer Olympics from London start their second week. As great a story as she continues to be, she is not the only Jewish athlete contributing to the news from London. Time to examine the happenings from across the pond before sharing some news and projections from Major League Baseball
London’s Summer Olympic Games are now underway after an interesting Opening Ceremony, some unsettling controversies and the start of some electrifying performances in the actual competitions. US gymnast ALEXANDRA (ALY) RAISMAN was one of the stars of the first weekend, and even better than her good friend and teammate, Jordyn Weiber, the reigning world all-around champion.
Despite the London Summer Olympics being only 11 days away and the continuing ultra-hot streak of the great Ryan Braun, I would be remiss if I didn’t write about a much more important topic—the horrible tragedy at Penn State. Yes, there are lessons to be learned here, including wise quotes from three experts on the Holocaust.