As Jewish baseball fans we finally have a place to go. Jews on First is dedicated to the 11 current Jewish MLB players, tracking them via the “Daily Minyan” so we get to see how “our boys” are doing. Besides for being a Brooks Robinson fan and “directly related to Orangebird” “ztaknek” is also a Dedicated Jewish Baltimore Orioles fan. Most websites have a picture of the day, Jews on First appropriately has a “Macher of the day”. As us Jews are always worried about being stereotyped, “the major-league Minyan goes a long way toward destroying the second-most offensive stereotype about Jews in America: that we suck at sports. Jewish athletes have been disproving that myth for some time.” Jews on First also posts some interesting facts, for example the first Jewish baseball player got $20 a week from the Philadelphia Athletics in 1866.
Here’s some info on the site:
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So, please ingore my kvelling (bragging), but as Dickie V would say this is “AWESOME, BABY!!!”