Ahh, the things I learn living here in the Holy Land. It's all that multi-culturalism, right here in Modi'in.
My Aussie friend, Ilana, has informed me that "rooting", which in American English (no we didn't create the language, but we did perfect it) is a nasty, naughty, dirty word Down Under.
Yeah, well, mate, put one on the barbie for me, will ya? And hold the vegemite stuff. After all my rooting, if you will, the New York Yankees have won their 27th world series. They continue to be the winningest team in baseball, probably are the winningest team in the world.
What's that, the rest of you say? Of course, they are, their salaries are the highest anywhere. My, my. You must be a Boston Red Sox fan. And you're feeling bitter. Very bitter. Quit your whinging (that's whining for those of you who don't speak Australian) and accept the fact that the curse is back in place.
And to a certain family where the boys outnumber the girls 4-1 (can't count Bunny, don't know what it is), we miss you all terribly. But we'll be expecting our congratulatory call from you anytime soon.
To the greatest team in baseball, no in America, congratulations. We had a great time watching and rooting for you.
[Can you name all the players pictured? Bonus points if you can tell me which one doesn't belong and why].
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