Wednesday, August 13, 2008

IBL pushes back baseball show fest to Sunday!

They did it again!

They've amended their promise for summer baseball in Israel again! The day before they were supposed to shout, "Play Ball!" And now there's real doubt whether David Solomont's contract-satisfying, photo-op fulfilling Israel Baseball League "show" festival is happening at all!

The week-long show, pitting a team of IBL "All-Stars" against some native Israeli players, was set to begin tomorrow.

But now, after weeks of no publicity and the usual wall of silence from the IBL businessmen, a cleverly-backdated press release on the IBL website pushes the fest back to Sunday-- and shortens it from seven to five days:

"IBL Summer Baseball Festival to Commence Sunday, August 17th
07/24/2008 9:44 AM

"The Israel Baseball League, which inaugurated the first season of professional baseball in Israel last summer, has officially announced its plans for this summer season, a week-long baseball festival starting on August 17th that will pit an IBL All-Star team against a team made up of premier Israeli players.

"Details of the baseball festival, which will run from August 17th through August 21st, will be announced on this site in the upcoming days.

"Players have already begun to arrive in Israel for the event, which will also feature clinics during the week in Hashmonaim and Bet Shemesh. Photograph sessions will be available before and after every game with your favorite IBL star. Tickets will be sold at the door with all proceeds to benefit JNF's Project Baseball. "

"Players have already begun to arrive?"

"Premier players?"

"June 24?"

Do we believe them this time?

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