Will Israel’s baseball team medal at the Olympics?

Photo courtesy Dean Pelman

While no Jewish baseball fan is looking forward to waking up at 5 a.m. to watch Team Israel compete at the Tokyo Olympics, every Jewish baseball fan is still rooting hard. This marks the first year Israel has managed to assemble an Olympic baseball team at all—but with some all-star MLB talent and promising newcomers, they may truly have a shot at the gold.

On today’s episode of Menschwarmers, The CJN’s podcast about Jews and sports, Dean Pelman, a pitcher for Team Israel, takes a break from his training in South Florida to chat with hosts Gabe and Jamie, mere days before he sets out on the road to Tokyo.

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Menschwarmers is hosted by James Hirsh and Gabe Pulver, and produced and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Coby Lipovitch, and our outro music is “Organ Grinder Swing” by chēēZ π. This show is a member of The CJN Podcast Network. Follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and The CJN Podcast Network on Twitter and Facebook, or find more great Jewish podcasts at thecjn.ca.