Part Two of The Current
***(This segment only aired in the Atlantic & Eastern Time Zone due to breaking news with the death of Moammar Gadhafi) ***
Israel Baseball - Aaron Pribble
Some big stories on a lot of people's minds this week. The World Series started last night. And the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 3-2. And of course, there was that massive Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap.
So, here at the Current we decided to try to bring those two stories together. We aired a clip with some sound from the opening day of the Israel Baseball League, carried live on Israeli television. Admittedly, not a big day at the hot dog concession, but an exciting start to a league that lasted -- one season. You didn't have to be Israeli to play in the IBL. Most players weren't Jewish. But for the 45-game, eight-week season, it really was a whole new ballgame. For instance, no Saturday afternoon match-ups.
One of the best pitchers in the league was a Californian named Aaron Pribble. Mr. Pribble has memorialized that year in his book Pitching in the Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League. Aaron Pribble joined us from San Francisco.