OPENING NIGHT

19 Sep

it’s time

And so the Jewish New Year and Opening Night are both upon us.  It is time to stop normal daily routine and join together with all mankind on the holiest of holy evenings, Game 1 of the WBC Qualifier.  Just hours from now, Team Israel will board the bus and head to Roger Dean Stadium for our first game against South Africa. Fans no doubt pace in their offices in anticipation. Children squirm in their seats in classrooms around the world hoping– nay, knowing, they’re so close to witnessing the Greatest Jewish Baseball Magic Show on Earth.  Everything is in place.  The teams are all here.  The field is prepped and ready.

team france practices

The media frenzy continues and the public’s insatiable appetite for Team Israel grows stronger as the first pitch approaches.  Shlomeil Shlomeil was on the front page of the New York Times today.  Check it out…

screen shot of front page of nytimes

Here is the link to the article…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/sports/baseball/team-israel-scouts-for-talent-and-jewish-ties.html?pagewanted=all

And I am quoted in the Boston Globe as saying, “Jews are going to be dancing in the streets when we win this thing.  Every single one of them. I kid you not. This is happening. We’re going to Muhammad Ali this freaking thing.”  I have considered the possibility that making outrageous claims like this publicly to members of the press may not be a good idea.  But we are the the Greatest Jewish Baseball Team of All Time, and we are going to let our spirit soar.  Specifically, Tonight, at 7pm.  It’s showtime.

To watch any and all WBCQ games, visit,  http://web.worldbaseballclassic.com/index.jsp.

4 Responses to “OPENING NIGHT”

  1. iraosi September 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    got the beer in the fridge, popcorn ready to pop – alarm set for 2 AM (here in Israel); the dancing shoes are waiting for Sunday. Go get ’em…

  2. Ari September 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Good luck to you guys tonight!

  3. Ty September 20, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    I saw you on TV.

  4. themefakedet September 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Recognized Shomo from the NYTimes photo- he used to pitch at UCSD–we remember him… Regards and good vibes from La Jolla

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