Archive for March, 2009
At first blush, Dr. Henry Kissinger does not come across as a sports fan. Why would such an intellectual concern himself with such mundane matters? But quite the contrary, Dr. K is quite the athletic aficionado, as this column by George Vecsey of The New York Times reports. He makes baseball comparisons as a knowledgeable [...]
Oh so now they want Shahar Peer to play in Dubai Tennis Championships next year? According to this item in the Khaleej Times, the gesture was made “to redress the wrongs suffered by Sahar Peer.” No word yet from the Israeli tennis star regarding an RSVP.
Michelle Moses, a stduent at Brown University, has been selected as a pitcher for the U.S. softball team for the Maccabiah Games. This profile appears in the current issue of Brown Alumni Magazine.
From the US Olympic Committee website, this brief item about triathletes at the upcoming Maccabiah Game.
This item in the Canadian Jewish News, profiles some of the Jewish Major Leaguers and a couple of up-and-comers.
I can understand that nice Jewish boys with rare exceptions (Dmitiry Salita, Yuri Foreman) no longer go in for boxing. The handful of Jews in the major sports, while slightly more populated, are still few in number. But tennis and golf, I don’t get. Where are we? Brian Gottfried, who won 25 singles titles and [...]
The first comes from our old friend Ron Ross on whether the fighter is facing a double standard, as per Nomas-nyc.com: Let’s call it the Ethnic Divide. Latin fans generally root for Latin fighters, Irish fans for Irish fighters, Italian fans for Italian fighters, African-Americans for African-American fighters and Jewish fans for Jewish fighters. It’s [...]
The following comes from my Mensa page-a-day calendar (no wisecracks) for March 19: The storage box for my baseball cards has room for most of my cards, and, on a nearby shelf, I keep the extra 16 cards that do not fit. If I expand the length of the box by 30%, I’ll have room [...]
The long-time baseball writer and executive died today at the age of 83. After spending 25 years with the Mets as promotions director, traveling secretary, public relations director, and special assistant to the general manager, Richman joined the Yankees in May, 1989 as senior VP. He had a hand in the hiring of Joe Torre [...]
The long-time owner of the Detroit Pistons died March 14 at the age of 86. Davidson holds the distinction of being the first owner in sports history to win championships in three different professional leagues during one calendar year. In 2003-04, the Pistons won the NBA title, the Detroit Shock took the WNBA crown, and [...]