September 24, 2016
In Blog News
Only a handful of Israel’s players at the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament have ever actually set foot in the country they are representing. All but two are Americans, mostly minor leaguers with a Jewish parent, grandparent or wife. “We all come here for a common goal,” said ex-Met Ike Davis, who had a pinch-hit RBI single in Israel’s game-changing four-run seventh. Ex-Met Josh Satin, who retired from Major League Baseball months ago at age 31, felt strongly enough about being a role model and recruiter he was in Brooklyn despite pregnant wife Allyson being due to deliver their child in California on Sunday, when Israel hopes to be playing in the double-elimination final (Friday’s game against Brazil is at noon because of the Sabbath.).