If I knew Hebrew or Yiddish, there would be a clever headline
by Bob Timmermann
The Jerusalem Post reports that the Israel Baseball League will not play in 2008 due to financial problems.
The much-hyped Israel Baseball League, which was slated to begin its second season June 22, has been cancelled for 2008 and its future is in jeopardy, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
"There will be no league in 2008," Haim Katz, president of the Israel Association of Baseball, told the Post on Thursday.
According to Katz, the league's problems stemmed largely from a number of Israeli creditors who, he said, had not been paid by the IBL.
"2008 is not happening, 2009 we're working on. Right now it's [nearly] the first of June, and there's no preparation. But there are many parties interested in reviving professional baseball [in Israel]."