Archive for May, 2009
On the ups: Hey, it can’t be almonds and raisins every day. On the downs: Ryan Braun (Brewers) has one hit in his last 13 at bats. He was hit on the wrist Tuesday night and left the game, but x-rays were negative. Pareve: Craig Breslow (Athletics) struck out the side in the eighth inning, [...]
Like The Yankee Years, the Joe Torre/Tom Verducci book that came out to all the buzz at the beginning of the season, Selena Roberts’ new biography about Alex Rodriguez was the topic of uber-hype. Like the Torre book, it seems much ado about nothing. Roberts’ has been criticized for her tactics and questionable conclusions about [...]
Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita beat Raul Munoz on May 24 to improve his record to 30 wins, no losses, and one draw with 16 knockouts. The 10 rounder was held at Buffalo Bills Casino and Resort in Prim, Nevada. Salita, ranked the number one junior welterweight in the world by the WBA, is till [...]
As in Ami Baran, head of the Israel Softball Association an a pitcher on the mens’ team. This profile was published by Ha’Aretz.
One of Jerry Izenberg’s upcoming projects is a book about the death of the newspaper industry. He’ll write that one from personal experience: Izenberg, who has been with The Star-Ledger for almost 50 years, gave up his position as a regular sports columnist in 2006 to take the self-created post of “columnist emeritus.” So just [...]
even if it does come from JDate.
JewishStLouis.org posted this Q&A with Mark Rubin, who was selected by the hometown Rams in the recent NFL draft.
It’s not quite Rocky (although maybe it is in a sense), but here’s a story from the IvoryTowerz, a blog on culture and society, about an unlikely 1-2 boxing combination: a Israel Jewish gym owner and a young Palestinian boxer. I can see the movie now. In another tale, perhaps feet would be more accurate: [...]
Hats off to Perry Schwartzberg and Marc Auerbach, who will be inducted into the Ronnie Arrow Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2009 on June 14, at the Jewish Community Center in Houston. Schwartzberg “has achieved championships in table tennis, beginning as a preteen at 12 when he held the Texas State Junior Singles [...]