January 4, 2010, - 5:21 pm
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Finally, a cable sports network–a cable network of any ilk–that isn’t politically correct and afraid to show a documentary about the Israeli Baseball League (IBL).
Next Sunday, January 10th, the MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s cable channel, will air “Holy Land Hardball,” by filmmakers Brett Rapkin and Eric Kesten. It’s the charming story about how a Jewish Boston baker, Larry Baras, achieved his dream of starting a pro baseball league in Israel. You don’t have to be Jewish to like it. The movie airs at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. (It’s two hours long, including commercial breaks.) “It only took 5,767 years.” (My friend, Dr. Martin Abramowitz, of the Jewish Major Leaguers, produced a series of baseball cards for the inaugural 2007 season of the IBL. If you are a fan of Jews in Major League Baseball, order the final set of Jewish Major Leaguer baseball cards while supply lasts.)
Watch the two different, entertaining trailers:
**** UPDATE: I almost forgot this part. Compare Holy Land Hardball, with the Palestinian Hardball & Hardrock & IED, for which they take plenty of practice and lives:
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