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  • Is Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller Jewish?

    October 27, 2016 | 9:54 am

    Cleveland Indians fans have many players to thank for the team’s deep run through the MLB playoffs, but one stands out among the rest: reliever Andrew Miller.

    Miller, 31, has been a godsend for the Tribe since the team acquired him from the New York Yankees at the end of July...

  • Conservative rabbis in Cleveland, Chicago place wager on World Series

    October 25, 2016 | 10:54 am

    Conservative rabbis in Cleveland and Chicago have placed a friendly wager on the World Series.

    The rabbi in the losing city will travel to the synagogue in the winning city to engage in a debate on the Jewish significance of baseball.

    Rabbi Stephen Weiss of B’nai Jeshurun...

  • Praying for a World Series berth, Cubs fans turn to Orthodox rabbi

    October 20, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    Is God a Cubs fan?

    For long-suffering mortal supporters of the Chicago franchise, which has not won a World Series since 1908 (and has not even played in one since 1945), the answer may appear to be no.

    But Chabad Rabbi David Kotlarsky has faith. He’s been wrapping Cubs fans in...

  • Breslow’s bad night, and a save for a Cardinal with a Jew-y name

    October 25, 2013 | 9:30 am

    The St. Louis Cardinals tied up the World Series with Thursday night’s 4-2 win over Boston. The save went to Trevor Rosenthal.

    Regrettably, unlike A.M., Lefty, Hannah and the NFL’s Mike Rosenthal, the Cardinals’ Rosenthal is not a Jew. But the reliever is sometimes mistaken...

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  • Brainy Breslow clutch on the hill in Red Sox title bid

    October 22, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    When Craig Breslow entered Saturday night’s playoff game against the Detroit Tigers, FOX broadcaster Tim McCarver hailed the Boston Red Sox reliever — a Yale University graduate with a double major in molecular biophysics and biochemistry — as the smartest player in Major League...

  • Adam Grossman’s dream job: Packing Fenway Park

    October 22, 2013 | 9:48 am

    You’d think Adam Grossman has a pretty easy job. After all, with the Boston Red Sox owning one of the most iconic brands in professional sports and gunning for their third World Series title in the past decade, how hard could it be to put fans in the seats at Fenway Park?

    But...

  • Resurgent Dodgers aim to cap astonishing season

    October 1, 2013 | 12:51 pm

    Twenty-five years after winning their most recent National League (NL) pennant, the resurgent Los Angeles Dodgers have their sights set on World Series glory to cap what has been an astonishing 2013 season.

    Underpinned by brilliant pitching, reliable batting depth and important...

  • Ohio sports and my Marriage vows

    By Julia Bendis

    January 6, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Most people know, I am not a big sports fan.  Sure I like to watch an occasional basketball game, only because every TV in the house has been hijacked to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers get their asses handed to them, yet again, by every single team in the NBA.  But, that’s for later…...

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