Sep 12, 2012

Chicago White Sox Adjust Schedule To Accommodate Yom Kippur

The Chicago White Sox have changed a game schedule due to Yom Kippur. The September 25 game will be played at 1:10 PM instead of 7:10 PM.


The initial request came from fans, it seems, who did not want to have to miss watching the game due to the start of Yom Kippur. The person to really benefit from the change is Jewish infielder Kevin Youkilis. He now won't have to be worried about playing or missing the game. he says he has never before played on Yom Kippur, and it seems as f the game had not been rescheduled he would not have played in it, but now it does not even need to be an issue..

What young Jewish boy growing up in America has not dreamed of growing up to play ball for his favorite team and wondered what he would do if he was put in a position to play on Yom Kippur (or Shabbos)?

ChicagoSports has an interesting addition to the announcement:
Youkilis also was aware of former Dodgers Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, who skipped a World Series start in observation of Yom Kippur.
"All us Jewish ballplayers hear about it at some point," Youkilis said. "Hopefully it all works out.”
Youkilis also mentions that he foresees no problem with playing after the fast will have been completed, even though he will not have eaten all day. He says he has played before on the night after Yom Kippur, and it has never been a problem.

This is called "Jews First World Problems".
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