Interesting to see how many (non-Jewish) websites and blogs are picking up on the fact that Jason Marquis has said he will take his regular spot in the Nationals’ rotation and pitch on Friday night — Kol Nidre. But it seems he’s done this before, according to an item in the Olympian (Wash.), which reports that he pitched on Yom Kippur while with the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.
No doubt he will come under the withering glare of many Jewish outlets, with the inevitable comparison to Sandy Koufax. If the Dodger legend could skip the opening game of a World Series, they will point out, why can’t Marquis miss an otherwise meaningless contest for a last place team?
No word on what any of the other JMLs will do.