The next best thing to Disney World: “Judaism and Baseball” at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.
“Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard…” What now, for Ike Davis?
I asked a few of my Jewish sports acquaintances for their takes on the Ryan Braun situation. Here are their responses. * Howard Megdal, author of The Baseball Talmud and the forthcoming Wilpon’s Folly: “If it turns out that Ryan Braun did take an illegal substance, it’s unquestionably bad for the Jews. Not Bernie Madoff [...]
Putting aside the Braun boondoggle, which won’t be sorted out any earlier than mid-January, according to reports, let’s look at some other baseball news, shall we? Howard “Baseball Talmud” Megdal opines on the latest Mets financial woes. It’s kind of sad when you need a business degree to keep up with your team (Dodgers defenders, [...]
Sorry, but I’m not going to link to all the sites that comment on the revelation that Ralph Branca’s mother was Jewish. Too many people and sites jump all over themselves with news like this. Suffice it to say it was a bug surprise to Branca’s fans, a “how about that” moment and let’s move [...]
An extra dose of news about the national pastime. * Veteran sports journalist Peter Gammons pays major props to the Red Sox’s Kevin Youkilis for his efforts on and off the field. I believe catcher Jason Varitek is the Red Sox’s catcher, but when he leaves, if Youk is still there, I think he should [...]
People of the (baseball) books.
Megdal for the defense (of Ike Davis)
“Megdal for Mets GM” update
The author of The Baseball Talmud continues on the campaign trail.