Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I'm Sure There's A Message...

On the lighter side of the news, it has been reported that the New York Yankees have signed third baseman Kein Youkilis to a one year contract.

The beginning of his career was described, in part, in the book Moneyball.  In the book, Youkilis is referred to as the "Greek god of walks." (Get it?  Youkilis -- Eucilis) by Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane.

So, you have a Jewish ballplayer described as the Greek god of walks signing a contract to play in the city with the largest Jewish population in the country during a festival which commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Greeks.

I'm sure there's some message to be learned out of this.  I just don't know what it is.

The Wolf

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prufreed

machshavos said...

He has some family history in Greece. See this article in the Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/sports/baseball/fascination-with-a-new-yankees-jewish-roots.html