September 20, 2010

Like Koufax in '65, Only the Exact Opposite

Nationals pitcher Jason Marquis, who is Jewish, pitched Friday night, which was Kol Nidre, against the Phillies. He lasted a third of an inning, giving up six runs on six hits.

So does this mean Jewish ballplayers should make sure to go to Temple on Yom Kippur? Not necessarily. Twins third baseman Danny Valencia, also a member of the tribe, hit a game-winning three-run homer against Oakland Saturday.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 20, 2010 12:00 AM

My sister once ran into Kevin Youkilis in services on Yom Kippur 2007 in Tampa. The Sox were at the Rays that weekend and the game itself was that evening, after YK ended. Presumably Youk did not make it for the shofar. But the Sox won a championship that year so it worked out well.

Posted by: LilB at September 20, 2010 11:32 AM
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