Dan Duquette scouting players in Israel & Massachusetts
This is what Israelis need. Israelis need family time, time away from the stress,” said operations director Martin Berger, a Miami lawyer.
- Officials also said they hope to compete in the 2009 World Baseball Classic with Jewish major and minor league players such as Jason Marquis of the Chicago Cubs and Boston's Kevin Youkilis.
Berger said the league will also bring equipment to Israel, build baseball fields, improve the few smaller diamonds and offer youth training.
“Baseball, to us, is the great American game and there's so many Americans in Israel and there's so many great supporters of Israel in America,” Berger said. “It's just a logical thing to do.” Also reported by AP in San Diego U-TTweet Stumbleupon StumbleUpon