October 28, 2002


ECKSTEIN AWARD NOMINEE: In honor of the Angels' world championship, I am pleased to present the inaugural David Eckstein Award, going to a famous person who, like David Eckstein and Avril Lavigne, has a Jewish-sounding name yet is not actually a member of the The Tribe. This week's award goes to Beanie Sigel, the Philadelphia-based gangsta rapper who, despite having a name that makes him sound like an 80-year-old Jewish gangster, is in fact a gentile (his real name is Dewight Grant). However Sigel, who is affiliated with Jay-Z's "Roc-A-Fella" posse, did once rap the phrase "flow tight like I was born Jewish" on the Jay-Z rap "This Can't Be Life."

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 28, 2002 01:06 AM

David Eckstein sounds like a Jewish name. But, Avril Lavigne? Huh? That's a French-Canadian name.

Posted by: Gord at June 8, 2005 11:59 PM
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