Scott Cantor, who, as a 51-year-old pitcher with the Petach Tikva Pioneers was the oldest player in the Israel Baseball League, reacts to the IBL’s announcement that it will launch a four-team, 20-game, three week season on July 27th to “keep the momentum going," and to the surprise news that 36-year-old former IBL player Dan Rootenberg has been thrust into the limelight as president of the league:
“I feel so excited to finally hear the news. Dan makes a great president for the league. My experience of him is that he is a man of honesty and integrity. Other then that I don't know any details to share with you. I'm sure the quality will be good enough and serve as a bridge to 2009. Hopefully this news combined with the movie opening will swing some positive energy toward baseball in Israel! Play ball!"