Catching up on recent Jewish sports items:
In the wake of the Delmon Young incident, in which he was suspended by MLB for his altercation with a fan in which anti-Semitic invectives were used, Jonathan Tobin notes that at one point, “The Tigers were a Jewish Team.” Peter Ephross, editor of Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words, put this in historical perspective on Tablet. Young issued the standard meaningless apology through his attorney.
The Red Sox’s Ryan Kalish is on the comeback trail.
The International Olympic Committee has refused a request to honor the memories of the Israeli athletes slain at the 1972 games with a moment of silence. Israel had request the symbolic gesture.
From this British website: “The Jewish Olympics champion who inspired Chariots of Fire is buried in a Great Amwell churchyard, and will be one of the stories explored on Open Church Sunday.” They are referring to Harold Abrahams, played in the film by Ben Cross.
Several Jewish day schools will compete in the Columbus (OH) Baseball Invitational, held May 17-20. Teams include the Columbus Torah Academy Lions, Ida Crown Academy, The Ramaz School, Kusher Academy, Yeshiva Atlanta, and Ohr Yisrael.
CrownHeights.info occasionally posts a sports item. Here’s one in support of the hiring of Bernie Fine, former Syracuse Orange basketball assistant coach, as a consultant to consultant to management with the Maccabi “Bazan” Haifa basketball team. Fine had been accused child molestation.