Jewish minor leaguer Adam Stern hit a home-run in addition to four RBIs to help Canada defeat the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic. While I hate to see the U.S. lose in our own national pastime, I must say it's nice to see this Jewish player make headlines.
From the Associated Press
Stern leads Team Canada in Classic upset
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The country where hockey is king stole America's pastime on a chilly Arizona afternoon.
Adam Stern, a young backup outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, hit an inside-the-park homer, drove in four runs and made two sensational catches in center to lead Canada over the U.S. 8-6 yesterday in the World Baseball Classic.
"We were definitely pumped up to play this team," Stern said.
Jason Varitek's 448-foot grand slam helped bring the United States back from an 8-0 deficit, but a Canadian team made up largely of minor leaguers held on.
"It's a very quiet locker room right now," U.S. manager Buck Martinez said. "I think everybody is feeling like they got kicked in the stomach.''