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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

FIASCO! SOLOMONT SCRAMBLES FOR 1 GAME!


Our Man Elli in Israel reports that the Israel Baseball League's "in-coming president" David Solomont is trying frantically to recoup the disaster of the canceled IBL show fest by arranging a a "one night only" game for Thursday, which he will attempt to have videotaped so that he can "broadcast" the game in the United States in order to attract investors.

While there are a number of Israel Baseball League "All-Stars" languishing in Israel after traveling from the States, there is no word where Solomont plans to to find the players for an opposing second team unless the Israel Association of Baseball decides to help (an eventuality that IAB president Haim Katz told us exclusively is not in the cards unless "certain requirements"-- like paying past debts-- are met), or how Solomont will arrange for insurance, which he and his "league" apparently did not acquire in anticipation of the baseball show festival.

Solomont is accusing the IAB of persuading Baptist Village, site of the announced show festival, to not to deal with him, a claim Katz denies.

"This is going to be the Dominican Republic of the Middle East... Our players are going over to put on a show!"
--IBL's new "in-coming president" Solomont

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check this out!
Some players are so pissed off, they wouldn't even play.
There was also a fistfight between the players.

Anonymous said...

quit makin shit up.

Anonymous said...

this whole story is like watching retarded children fight for control of a toy nobody wants.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not: the public television company which broad casted opening day was not paid in full by the IBL either!

Anonymous said...

To anonymous 11:28
If you know so much , why don't you tell us what is going on?
They can not all be happy campers!

Anonymous said...

from what i hear the vets are having a good time cause they knew it was gonna go down this way. The new people are frustrated though.

Anonymous said...

wow to travel half way around the world and not even play

Anonymous said...

To anon 4:09

Neither Jeff Kent nor Prince Fielder were on the list of players brought to Israel, so its safe to assume that they are not boxing each other. (Anon 4:40's post is consistent with what we've heard)

Anonymous said...

...and the festival is over. No more news to post. Elli, waiting for expose part 2