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Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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From Publisher’s Weekly: Jewish children’s publisher Kar-Ben has pulled Ryan Braun—known as the Hebrew Hammer—from the cover of Jewish Sports Stars: Athletic Heroes Past and Present by David J. Goldman, which releases next month in its second edition (the original was published in 2006). Joni Sussman, publisher for Kar-Ben (which is owned by Lerner) told […]

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I imagine the overall (at least the “loudest”) consensus is that Alex Rodriguez and the “Twelve Men Out” are a disgrace to the game, to America, and to all that is sacred or holy. Monday’s Baseball Tonight podcast featured a conversation between host Buster Olney and The New York Times‘ Tyler Kepner that took a […]

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(Close enough for government work.) Artist Ron Lewis whose previous creations has celebrated living members of baseball’s 500 home run club, 3,000 hit club, and its 3,000-strikeout pitchers, among other sports icons, has completed a new lithograph presenting 26 living Jewish baseball players.   Copyright Art O Graphs (Of course, this little image doesn’t do […]

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Came across this quirky animation while doing some Ryan Braun research. Enjoy. And don’t make a “thing” out of it, either, ‘kay? It’s a tad out of date, since prince Fielder is no longer a teammate. This is one of a number of “sports friends” animations. Other baseball “collaborations” include Jose Reyes and David Wright; […]

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Shyam Das, the arbitrator who voted to overturn MLB’s suspension of Ryan Braun for allegedly violating its drug policy, has been fired. This was the only instance in which the MLB’s ruling was overturned. They were “outraged” at the time, when Das ruled that there were questions about the “chain of custody” of Braun’s urine […]

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  Matt Kemp has had a wonderful start: Six home runs in the Dodgers’ first 10 games, as well as 16 RBIs, and a BA/OBP/SLG line of .487/.523/1.026. But someone has to be a bit more ambitious, or at least less lazy. ESPN projects a player’s end-of-season/162 game stats based purely on what he has […]

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I don’t know about you…

February 27, 2012

But I’m getting tired of all the pundits who are saying that just because Ryan Braun’s appeal has been upheld, that doesn’t make him “innocent.” Perhaps not, but why are they so abso-freaking-lutely sure that he’s “guilty” (and how do they define that word)? Just because the panel of three arbiters cited concerns with the […]

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My commentary from the Huffington Post.

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It’s not that I wish this situation would just go away; I just wish it would be resolved more quickly than it seems it will be. MLB won’t be meeting on this until the middle of January. In the immediate meantime, we’ll have to hear pundits weighing in how what a shame it is that […]

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Say it ain’t so, Ryan

December 14, 2011

Yeah, I know. It’s not exactly an original opening, but the sentiment is apt so… Is there any way to put a good spin on the news that Braun, the first Jewish MVP in almost 50 years, rested positive for a substance banned by Major league Baseball? There are several factors which conflict me, not […]

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Ryan Braun? Too bad. Nyger Morgan? It’s been real, man.  Prince Fielder. Crowned. Sports Illustrated features Milwaukee’s finest on its Aug. 29 cover of Sports Illustrated. And you know what that means. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

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Because my TV is on my bookshelf… I’m not one of those fans who believes his team can do not wrong, that they should win every game (especially tough when you’re talking about baseball), crushing the opposition under their heel. My sanity does not hinge on how the Mets do. They were not expected to […]

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