JTA reports that Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld met Tuesday with Nationals President Tony Tavares and stated:
What happened in the locker room was hatred. Everyones allowed to believe what they want, but the moment that hatred comes into the locker room, its a source of divisiveness.
This story reeks of University of Georgia cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell, who denied a Jewish sqaud member varsity status because she refused to participate in Braswell’s creepy Christian prayer circles. UGA fired her immediately and Braswell made a huge ass of herself by filing a lawsuit, which exposed the large sums of money she still owed the school for camps she’d hosted. These days she’s probably coaching a neo-Nazi Pop Warner team somewhere in Podunk, GA.
It’s admirable that these organizations act swiftly to remove these people from their jobs and frankly, if hell is wherever they’re not, we’ll all be just fine.
Hat tip to Stairmaster Scott Steinberg at J.