Could Toronto Blue Jays Choose Rabbi As Manager?
Originally from Thornhill, Ontario, Icyk is a lifelong Toronto Blue Jays fan. He’s also got some baseball experience. He even threw a no-hitter playing for his college team. He pitched for the Canadian Thunderbirds under coach Allan (Tex) Montgomery, and attended Muscatine Community College in Iowa in 2008-09 as Warren Icyk.
According to the Toronto Sun, Icyk wrote in an email to the Blue Jays organization, explaining: “I have drive, motivation, experience and personality to take the Jays where Alex Anthopoulos wants them to go… The Jays would be the most aggressive and exciting team in the bigs. I am the only rabbi in the world with the ability to manage in the majors.”
|Zev Icyk will soon be ordained as a Chabad rabbi, but he’s willing to put that aside if the Toronto Blue Jays want him as their new manager.|
Icyk said, “I just got married. My wife Sara asked, ‘why devote your life to baseball since you were three years old and not apply?’ If I can get an interview with Mr. Alex Anthopoulos, I’ll be on a plane to Toronto the next day.”
While the future rabbi is a long shot (okay, he’s not shot) to become a manager in Major League Baseball, it does make for a great story. If nothing else, the Blue Jays should comp him a few tickets for next season (no Shabbos games!) and let him throw out a ceremonial first pitch.