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The Boychicks of Summer

How high hopes for Israel baseball went foul

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/sports/article/the_boychicks_of_summer_20070831

The Israel Baseball League (IBL) started out with high hopes, an almost mystical dream that resonated deeply with Jews across the United States: a professional baseball league in Israel! But the result, say many, were more errors than hits: players threatening to strike when paychecks were late; a manager hired to help give face to the fledgling league leaving in the middle of the season after trashing the league to the media; and a player almost killed by a batting practice line drive, an accident that might have been prevented with proper equipment.

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