Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
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It's not that Dave Goldstein was deemed a long shot; he was supposed to have no shot at all. They claimed he couldn't eat with the professionals. Heck, they went on, he couldn't even eat with the amateurs. And when he entered the Wachovia Center on Feb. 2 for Wing Bowl 2007, a chicken-wing eating contest developed by morning sports-radio...
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Just in time for spring training, a baseball fan offers one right down the middle
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Baseball as an art canvas? Sure, the game is considered as an art by fans. But as a canvas? That's the idea behind the business Conversation Pieces Inc., a local company that's the brainchild of Emily Wolfson of Bala Cynwyd. She paints intricate scenes on official size and weight baseballs -- in the process transforming an ordinary piece of sports...
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Over the years, 33-year-old Dan Rootenberg has participated in every kind of baseball tryout imaginable -- from 1995 spring training with the New York Mets to minor league squads to a team in Zurich, Switzerland. But he said he'd never seen a tryout quite like the one in Massachusetts back in August. From a baseball perspective, things seemed pretty routine:...
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Back when she was a freshman during the 2003-04 season, Samantha Cramer got a chance to play alongside Memmie Lindemann, and loved watching the senior run the offense and provide the bulk of the scoring for the Akiba Hebrew Academy girl's basketball team. Lindemann went on to score the most points in school history. But once she graduated, the job...
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After the Abington Friends School basketball team plays its final game of the season in February, many of the players will have to find something else to do in their off-time. But not 17-year-old junior Bryan Cohen, who will actually be looking ahead to much more basketball. Cohen will eventually be moving on to a summer-long season with the Huntington...
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