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L'chaim and Play Ball!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chi City 81, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Where's Lil' Chucky? I thought no one cared about baseball.

    Baseball has promising start in Promised Land

    Israelis can relax as pro baseball makes debut

    By Joel Greenberg
    Tribune foreign correspondent

    June 25, 2007, 8:23 PM CDT

    PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- The ballgame began with the national anthem: the Israeli one, sung by an aspiring singer on the pitcher's mound.

    Israeli television announcers, broadcasting live on the national sports channel, juggled Hebrew translations of baseball lingo with the English terms, explaining the intricacies of the sport to the uninitiated.

    And everywhere around the field there was talk of a "historic" moment. The first professional baseball game in the Holy Land "in 5,000 years."

    The Israel Baseball League had its opening game Sunday evening to kick off a summer season with 120 players, including about a dozen Israelis, from eight countries. Six teams, including the Tel Aviv Lightning, Netanya Tigers and Beit Shemesh Blue Sox, each will play a 45-game schedule.

  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Basketball Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes is Jewish.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    That's the only thing I could think of to link the NBA and Israel, for Chuck's sake.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    And Moishe Horowitz shook his stick like it was a lulav, the sound of ball and bat echoing like a grogger on Purim, and as the crowd yelled L'CHAIM, Horowitz spun like a dreidle around the bases. Mazel Tov! they yelled.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing night games on Fridays are out.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    For grand slams the crowds will go nuts and scream:

    "Slam Yisrael, chai, CHAI!"
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