Skip to comments.Oakland A’s ready for their first Jewish heritage game (May 17)
Posted on 05/14/2011 12:34:42 PM PDT by Libloather
Oakland As ready for their first Jewish heritage game
by andy altman-ohr
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Once known for their outrageous promotional stunts such as Hot Pants Day, Mustache Day and Dinger Night the Oakland As have decided to host an event thats much more commonplace, at least these days: Jewish Heritage Night.
Already a standby on the schedules of many teams across the country, Jewish Heritage Night with the As will make its debut Tuesday, May 17 in a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. First pitch at the newly renamed Overstock.com Coliseum in Oakland is set for 7:05 p.m.
Im glad to see that the As have finally done this, said Rick Concoff, an As fan and season ticket plan holder since 1977, and a longtime Jewish educator and camp director in Sonoma County. Its a great tribute to the Jewish community, which is why its so important for us to show up and make sure that we have a nice showing.
The As long have had a solid Jewish heritage, from early 1970s stars Mike Epstein and Ken Holtzman to current relief pitcher Craig Breslow, and from owner Walter A. Haas Jr. two decades ago to current co-owners Lew Wolff and John Fischer.
But they sat by as the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors each hosted six Jewish heritage games No. 7 for the Giants is slated for Aug. 2 and even as the San Jose Giants minor-league baseball team and San Jose Earthquakes pro soccer team held such events.
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Gee, maybe it will actually double their attendance to about 4,000.
“$17 a ticket? I’ll give you $6.”
Ouch...anti-Semitic much, Hitler?
I see it as an embarrassment rather than a tribute. I've been attending baseball games since the early '70s as well, and never once thought to myself....."gee, wouldn't it be just wonderful if the team would honor us Jews. It's just so damn disrespectful that they haven't done so!"
I see it like this -- once you have a "heritage day" or "cultural history month" or other PC timeslot named after either your religious, cultural, or racial group, you're in bad shape. Again, an embarrassment.
oy can I have a knish or will they be serving gefilte fish, The A’s agreed to ban Cheese burger’s and pork sandwiches that night.
Oh get over it.
My jewish grandfather used to joke about other jewish "bargain hunters" who did that all the time!
Elaine Dickinson: Would you like something to read?
Hanging Lady: Do you have anything light?
Elaine Dickinson: How about this leaflet, “Famous Jewish Sports Legends?”
Hmmm....Rod Carew converted to Judaism, I suppose Hank Greenberg, Al Rosen, Sandy Koufax,...
How dare you call someone that over an online joke?
People really need to grow up and live in the 21st Century, not obsess over some tyrant of 70+ years ago.
BTTT, divided we fall.
You got it, BQ.
Hasn’t anyone ever heard of the comedy LP, “You Don’t Have to be Jewish”?
Lots of good stuff there.
Anti-semitic? You silly drama queen. I’m a New Yorker; I ADMIRE that about old-fashioned Jews.
Thanks for havin’ my back. :^)
“anti-Semitic much, Hitler?”
So you think Hitler just told jokes about Jews??? He did a lot worse than that.
(Besides, the target of that joke was the A’s, not Jews.)
That's the way I took it -- giving props to good haggling skills.
No worries, there's always at least one hypersensitive in the crowd.
Bumping my friend, Mr. Mojo, again :0)
And bartering or bargaining, or whatever you call it, is never a bad thing in my book! Especially in these times...
Ah, Adam Sandler was wrong; Carew never converted. But when you have the alltime RBI champion (Greenberg) and one of the greatest pitchers of all time (Koufax), the point is made.
Strange thing about baseball: All the Catholic sluggers. Especially the black ones. Carew isn’t a slugger, but Reggie Jackson, Hank Aaron, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr, Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Frank Robinson, Manny Ramirez, Willie Stargell and many more are all Catholic. (Try to find a black slugger who *isn’t* Catholic. Is there something about baseball appealing to Catholics, over say, football or basketball? It’s not like Jesuit schools have never tried to have a basketball program.
No great meaning... just many people even forget that there ARE black Catholics. (Not just sports, but politics and government, too: Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, Michael Steele, etc.)
Remember Charlie O. Finley, the owner of the A's back when they were three time world champs? He knew how to wheel and deal. Those were the days.