Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Epstein: Just a Bit Outside: Interview with Brad Ausmus

BBC Alert! Jason Epstein’s terrific interview with Team Israel’s Brad Ausmus.

EPSTEIN: Kevin Youkilis has said that if the team advances beyond the qualifying round to the March 2013 tournament, he would like to play. How many other Jewish players currently in the big leagues or minors do you expect to join the roster? Might Roger Clemens consider converting?

AUSMUS: I don’t like to look beyond the qualifying tournament because if we do not advance, it is irrelevant which MLB players will participate. Rest assured, if we do advance, we’ll contact all Team Israel–eligible MLB players.

EPSTEIN: You grew up in Connecticut as a Red Sox fan. What was it like being drafted by the hated Yankees?

AUSMUS: I was a die-hard Red Sox fan growing up. I even had a sign, which I made, hanging in my room that read, “Yankees stink!” It was ironic when the Yankees drafted me. I changed allegiance overnight.

EPSTEIN: Speaking of age, baseball may be a young man’s game, but an American cannot serve as vice president of the United States unless he or she is at least 35 years old. Leaving ideology aside, what do you think of the fact that in January we may have a VP who is younger than both of us?

AUSMUS: I’m not concerned with the age of any VP candidate. It’s his decisions I worry about.

Repoz Posted: September 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. HowardMegdal Posted: September 12, 2012 at 02:03 PM (#4233887)
This is great, Jason. I am desperately hoping to see who plays in March.
   2. Greg Schuler Posted: September 12, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4234129)
Listen, I know Joe says a lot of things, but the First Stater has never fudged his age.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Brian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8629 - 5:07pm, Nov 23)
Last: AuntBea

NewsblogSunday Notes: Arroyo’s Rehab, Clark & the MLBPA, Doc Gooden, AFL Arms, ChiSox, more
(4 - 5:03pm, Nov 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(450 - 4:57pm, Nov 23)
Last: CWS Keith plans to boo your show at the Apollo

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4193 - 4:56pm, Nov 23)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogPirates DFA Ike Davis, clear path for Pedro Alvarez - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(9 - 4:29pm, Nov 23)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(973 - 4:24pm, Nov 23)
Last: rr

NewsblogBraves shopping Justin Upton at a steep price | New York Post
(33 - 4:24pm, Nov 23)
Last: spike

NewsblogPablo Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox, to decide next week — Padres have highest offer, all offers on table (including SF Giants’) - John Shea
(20 - 4:20pm, Nov 23)
Last: tfbg9

NewsblogOT - November 2014 College Football thread
(567 - 3:59pm, Nov 23)
Last: AuntBea

NewsblogDeadspin: Curt Schilling’s Son Accidentally Brings Fake Grenade To Logan Airport
(21 - 3:35pm, Nov 23)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

NewsblogAstros interested in Robertson: source | New York Post
(12 - 3:02pm, Nov 23)
Last: Dock Ellis on Acid

NewsblogESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution
(105 - 2:47pm, Nov 23)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogKemp drawing interest, raising chance he's the Dodgers OF dealt - CBSSports.com
(18 - 1:54pm, Nov 23)
Last: Dan The Mediocre

NewsblogFemale Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(147 - 1:19pm, Nov 23)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogMike Schmidt: Marlins' Stanton too rich too early? | www.palmbeachpost.com
(28 - 12:37pm, Nov 23)
Last: BDC

Page rendered in 0.1725 seconds
52 querie(s) executed