L’Chaim! Israel Baseball League Gets 2nd Season

The latest attempt to grow baseball outside of its traditional and current hotbeds (Western Hemisphere, Japan, Korea) is the Israel Baseball League, which went through a rocky first season last year, with board members leaving en masse, low attendance, and shekels flying out the window faster than you could say “oy gevalt!”

(Yup, I think I just broke the stereotype per-post limit. I’ll go turn in my yarmulke and menorah after I’m done here today.)

Well, the few fans the league managed to attract can rejoice: the L.A. DAILY NEWS’ Tom Hoffarth passes on the AP’s news that a slimmed-down league will be returning in just over a month for its second season.

IBL All-Stars

There will be a few changes when the season opens, compared to last year.

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