Nu, where else should Jewish Ballplayers play?
You probably shouldn’t get Mel Gibson Mets tickets anytime soon either.
Shawn Green’s career with the Diamondbacks has come to an end.
The veteran outfielder was dealt along with cash considerations to the Mets on Tuesday in exchange for Minor League left-hander Evan MacLane, the Diamondbacks announced Tuesday night.
Arguably the most prominent active Jewish ballplayer, Green’s arrival in New York (while not exactly the second coming of Sanford Koufax) is a smart pickup for the Mets, who try to shore up their outfield in time for the stretch run. But with the Mets making a serious run to the National League pennant, the chaggim located prominently in September/October, and with Yom Kippur day conceivably the Mets first playoff game, will Green sit the games out, Sandy style?? My hope is that Youklis, Gabe Kapler, and Theo won’t have to worry about that dilemma.
Somewhere in heaven, my Nanny’s excited Shawn Green is coming to Queens. But I still prefer my Jews for Jeter gear.
Update: our focus on the Jewish perspective scooped the AP wire:
As baseball’s most prominent Jewish player, Green said the opportunity to continue his career in New York was another factor that persuaded him to agree to the trade.
“It’s something that’s always intrigued me,” Green said. “New York is head and shoulders the largest Jewish population in the country, if not the world, and it will be an interesting and fun experience for me. I’m looking forward to being part of the Jewish community there.”