Jewish ex-players join Israel's WBC bid
JERUSALEM -- Three Jewish former major leaguers have joined Israel's bid for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, a move that could transform the baseball backwater into a legitimate contender.
Shawn Green, Brad Ausmus and Gabe Kapler met this week in Los Angeles with Israeli baseball officials and committed to helping Israel field a competitive team in next year's WBC qualifying round, the three players told The Associated Press.
While it remains unclear if the recently retired players ...
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