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Extra! Extra! Jewish guy plays for Mets
2006-08-25 22:07
by Bob Timmermann

The New York Times has gotten on board the "Shawn Green is the next New York Jewish sports hero" train.

The story above is running not in the Sports section, but in News. On Page 1, no less. You can tell the story is "news" and not sports.

There are references to: Mr. Green, Mr. Cone, Mr. Koufax, and Mr. Danning.

Mr. Green went 0 for 4 Friday night against Mr. Wolf and Mr. Rhodes of the Philadelphia National League Baseball Team.

2006-08-25 22:23:06
1.   Greg Brock
I'm still waiting for baseball's first non-denominational, possibly agnostic sports hero.
2006-08-25 22:30:16
2.   Bob Timmermann
You mean, sort of like what Shawn Green was for many years?
2006-08-25 22:50:33
3.   Greg Brock
Yeah, that'll work.

Shawn Green, America's greatest non-denominational, possibly agnostic Jewish sports hero!

2006-08-25 23:11:46
4.   das411
Breaking News!

Mike Piazza and Paul LoDuca have just held dueling press conferences attempting to to dispel rumors that each is a "non-denominational, possibly agnostic sports hero"!

2006-08-25 23:22:32
5.   Greg Brock
Now I know where Larry David got the Cone/Cohen idea for Curb.
2006-08-26 07:16:06
6.   Murray
Mr. Green went 0 for 4 Friday night

Serves him right for playing on Shabbos.

2006-08-26 10:37:03
7.   Adam B
I love how the NY Times article tries to pass him off as being a good fielder and being a good slugger. I guess they've been asleep for 5 years. Or they didn't consult their every other week columnist Alan Schwarz who could've told them he's not good at either anymore.

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