Is A-Rod the greatest Jewish baseball player ever?
So one quite awesome detail about the A-Rod/Madonna story is that according to the New York Post, A-Rod has reportedly been studying Kabbalah, a "Jewish mystical practice popularized by Madonna."
OK. Hold it right there.
I am officially embracing A-Rod as an officially unofficially officially Jewish baseball player.
Today was already sizing up as an amazing one for fans of Jewish baseball players -- perhaps the most selective of all of the various segments of baseball players. Kevin Youkilis appears to be headed for an All-Star Game starting position, and Ryan Braun was giving Kosuke Fukudome a run for his money as the 3rd NL outfield starter.
But this tops them both. I welcome A-Rod to the meshpuchah as an honorary participant.
Hank Greenberg. Sandy Koufax. (Rod Carew, per Commenters). Alex Rodriguez.
This changes everything.