(Click HERE for additional photos) Just to set things straight: I am not a sport person. Not to say that I do not enjoy the occasional tennis game, bike ride, or ice skate, but besides having once followed football (that’s soccer to you Americans) and being coerced into playing basketball once in a while, I have had nothing to do with the sport velt. So I was a little taken aback when I got a phone call earlier in the day asking if I could go and take pictures at a Israel Baseball League game.
While it may be a big culture shock from taking pictures of HaRav Schienberg the night before (as reported HERE on YW), I went. Being that I do not know all that much about the game, I could not appreciate it too well, though I can say that the players at least looked like they knew what they were doing.
Oh, did I forget to mention: this is a shomer Shabbos baseball league. Now that doesn’t mean that the guy who owns it goes to shul twice a year – they actually don’t play on Shabbos. Even though most of the players are not Jewish, while I was in the dugout shooting pictures, one of the batters behind me was looking for a ‘tzenter’ – and a Mincha minyan they had. Having a mehadrin steak bar there was not to bad either.
For someone who has no vested interest in sports, I actually enjoyed myself.
Written by, and Photo Credits: Yehuda Boltshauser.