Saturday, October 15, 2005

When faith trumped baseball

Forty years later, one act of integrity is still getting noticed. Baseball star Sandy Koufax refused to pitch on Yom Kippur. Never mind that he had to sit out a World Series game.

Scott at Power Line has a nice post, Saluting Sandy Koufax. (Via Betsy's Page.)

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

What would probably have happened today is the Koufax, rather than taking a personal stand (and making a personal sacrifice), would have demanded that the entire baseball league not play on that day. And when the League ignored that request, he would have gone to an attorney and sued the League.

Nowadays, no one makes personal sacrifices. Everyone demands that sacrifices be spread out amongst our entire society. Egalitarian to the point of idiotic, that's what we are.

Having said all that, it was a beautiful thing Koufax did.