Green’s New Home A Homerun For the Tribe

shawn greenJTA reports that it was the Jews who led Shawn Green to New York.

“It’s something that’s always intrigued me,” said the baseball player, who was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Mets. “New York is head and shoulders the largest Jewish population in the country, if not the world, and it will be an interesting and fun experience for me.”

It’ll certainly be a refreshing change for the menschy outfielder coming from Arizona, where there’s a Mormon church on every corner across from the Circle K.

You may recall Green became a true Jewish sports hero back in 2004 when he sat out a key game in the season to observe Yom Kippur.

Update: The graphic on Esther’s post over at Jewlicious is not to be missed.

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