Bakersfield: hot, dusty, reeking of oil and also home to your Bakersfield Condors. But while the minor-league hockey team might be always in search of fans, it might be tough for the Bakersfield Condors minor-league hockey team to sell group tickets to the Temple Beth El next season after this news: BAKERSFIELDNOW.COM reports that the reason for the mysterious suspensions of head coach Marty Raymond and assistant Mark Pederson was that they made anti-Semitic comments to Condors player Jason Bailey, who is Jewish.
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This raises a lot of questions, but none more prominently than this: they have Jewish hockey players? Also, they have Jews in Bakersfield? I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Bakersfield, and the closest I’ve ever come to seeing a Jewish person there was when I drove past a Noah’s Bagels once.