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