YESHIVA

22 Jan

Got this e-mail December 3rd, 2012, 6 weeks ago…

Hi Nathan,

I got your name from Ami. I was talking to Ami about my plans to start Softball here at Yeshiva University and he mentioned that you might be interested in helping us start the team and would be an excellent resource for us if your schedule didn’t allow you to coach. I would love to have a conversation with you about our plans when you have a free moment. Please let me know what is the best way to reach out to you.

 Thanks

Let us, again, commence with an exercise, let us ask ourselves, logically, if we were an all Jewish University, and we wanted to start a softball program, who would we contact? – That is correct, we would contact the King of All Jewish Baseball.  There is surely only one man qualified for the task of creating a softball program for Yeshiva– coaches, players, uniforms, equipment, gyms, fields, wins, losses, a team, a season – so much to do.

Just 6 weeks after receiving the email above, we made history, a little history, at least, little enough that it didn’t feel like history, as history, I suspect, has a way of feeling, or not feeling, I should say – that’s right, Ladies and Geetles, last night, we held the first ever practice for the Yeshiva University Maccabees Womens Fastpitch Softball Team.

11 women attended “evaluations”.  We have a total of 18 on the team.  3 coaches. 3 practices per week in the gym until the weather breaks, then we’ll head outside.

And so the King of Jewish Baseball continues to march forward through the perilous, barren landscape of Jewish Baseball, or Softball, in this case, leaving in his wake only vast swaths of scorched earth, and, of course, the distinct odor of Jewish Baseball residue.  To life.  To the 2013 Yeshiva University Maccabees Womens Softball Team.

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The first YU Maccabees softball practice… ever.

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