Monday, May 21, 2007

Jewish Fantasy Baseball Update: Week 3

A lot of people called me crazy when I put together an all-Jewish Fantasy Baseball team, and still expected to win. "Adam," they kvetched, "You won't beat anybody with the likes of Brad Ausmus and David Newhan. You better add a nice Christian boy like David DeJesus." Well, guess what. After three weeks, the Major League Jews are second place in the division, winning last week to improve to 2-1 on the year.

The Number Crunchers, led by Albert Pujols, Carlos Beltran and Russell Martin, were no match for the dynamic dreideling duo of Kevin Youkilis and Ryan Zimmerman. These two tallis-wearing youth combined for five doubles, five homeruns, 11 runs, 12 RBIs and 3 walks. Honorary Jew Elijah Dukes contributed two homers and six walks for a 26-point week, and Shawn Green, Ian Kinsler, Lance Berkman and David Eckstein all added double digits. Awesome Ausmus continues to be a workhorse behind the plate, and Scott "Shoe" Shoenweis, despite getting roughed up, saw his Mets pitching staff get quality wins over the Yankees.

All in all, a 167-point week for the boys in white and blue, and a shofar call to the rest of the league. The Maccabees have arrived.

This week, we have our first two-time Adam's Life Sluggin' Semite of the Week Award winner. Mazel Tov to Kevin Youkilis, who batted 11 for 27, with 2 2B, 3 HR, 5 R, 7 RBI and a walk.

Kevin Youkilis


Anonymous said...

Lance Berkman is DEFINITELY NOT Jewish, Eckstein isn't either. Jewish last names do not guarantee Judaism.

Adam said...

Um... welcome to the blog. You might want to check my first Jewish Fantasy Baseball team entry where I explain the concept and reasoning behind the members of the team. In short, there aren't enough Jewish major leaguers to fill out a whole squad, so I took some liberties. Berkman was included because he's often mistakenly referred to as a Jewish major leaguer. Eckstein actually won a national Jewish athlete award, despite not being Jewish.

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