Wednesday, August 30, 2006

This Post Insures That I Can Never Work for ESPN

Thanks to JSon for the story, and thanks to Microsoft for creating the ctrl-c and ctrl-v shortcuts:

In an article describing a prospective Israeli baseball league there is this quote from one of the organizers:

"Baseball is a hard game to learn, but it's not unlike studying Talmud,"

Well, now I'm on board! I can imagine the ad campaign now - "all the fun of homework, but with $8 beers"

But if you pay retail for the beers, you're crazy. I'll get you a deal....

There's also this line:

"Baseball was always the sport played most often among Jewish kids -- in part because they weren't tall enough to play basketball, and their mothers would never let them play football."

I think the recruitment angle is "baseball? well, if that's the best you can do..." Luckily Israel is too small to build golf courses, so they can't lower the athleticism bar any further. Oy vey.

2 Comments:

At Wed Aug 30, 03:58:00 PM PDT , Anonymous The Big Picture said...

"Baseball was always the sport played most often among Jewish kids -- in part because they weren't tall enough to play basketball, and their mothers would never let them play football."

you nailed it!

 
At Thu Aug 31, 08:51:00 AM PDT , Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

Baseball...talmud.....yes they are in the same boat!

 

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