Archive for June, 2009
The following story comes from the JTA: SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) — When Australian tenpin bowler Josh Small marches into the Ramat Gan stadium for the July 13 opening ceremony of the 18th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, he will be completing a journey his father started at the ill-fated Games in 1997. Small, now 19, [...]
An “accidental” head butt from his opponent might have prevented junior middleweight boxer Yuri Foreman from getting is 29th victory. In the third of a scheduled 12-round bout at at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Cornelius Bundrage opened a deep cut over Foreman’s right eye, forcing the ring doctor to call the fight, rendering it [...]
On the ups: On the downs: Brad Ausmus (Dodgers) struck out as a pinch hitter as the Rockies downed Los Angeles, 4-2. Pareve: Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox) and Ryan Braun (Brewers) were each 1-5 — Youkilis’ hit a double — in their team’s wins, 4-0 shutout over the Orioles and 10-6 pasting of the Mets, [...]
Is it really 47 years (!) since Sandy Koufax pitched the first of his then-record four no-hitters? The following item comes from BaseballSavvy.com: In San Francisco, there is a statue of Juan Marichal. Next to a ballpark in which he never threw a single pitch, which has known three corporate names in a nine year [...]
With four days left, Ian Kinsler is the leading vote-getter among AL second basemen, Ryan Braun is second among NL outfielders, while Kevin Youkilis is in a battle with NY Yankees Mark Teixeira for the first base nod. Last year, the tro all appeared in the contest, with Youkilis and Braun as starters. To cast [...]
From the June 26 program: Michael Wilbon: Your boy, DuJuan Blair, fell to the second round [of the NBA draft] last night, Tony. You ever been passed over? Tony Kornheiser: Every April. Mishpucha! It means “family.” Haven’t I taught you this? I taught you mispucha, I taught you l’chaim. Raise your glass, good luck. Wilbon: [...]
First of all, a big Mazel tov to Ryan Sadowski, who was called up by the San Francisco Giants from Fresno of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) when pitcher Kelvin Pichardo was placed on the 60-day disabled list. Sadowski, a 26-year-old, 6’4″, 195-pound, right-handed pitcher, made an immediate impact in his big league debut yesterday, [...]
Aish.com, a leading Jewish web site, published this Q&A with the former NFL player.
From SI.com, analyzing the Kings’ selection of Omri Casspi: The Israeli small forward has already said he’s willing to spend another season playing in his native country. The Kings, looking to save money, will probably take him up on it. Why bother then?
On the ups: Mazel tov to Aaron Peroda (White Sox), who picked up his first Major League victory last night by pitching the final frame in Chicago’s 13-inning 6-5 decision over the Dodgers. Peroda, who has yet to give up a run in the Bigs, struck out Mark Loretta and Andre Ethier, giving him six [...]