January 25, 2013
Ruben Amaro and the Rabbis
(A small conference room in the executive wing of Citizens Bank Park, January 21, 2013. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has gathered Rabbi David Gross of Philadelphia, Rabbi Michael Rothman of Cherry Hill, and Rabbi Morty Gittelman of Elkins Park.)
Amaro: Shalom chaverim. Thank you for joining me, and Michael, we finally got everything processed from the Rabbinical Discretionary Fund. You’ll be in Section 214 this year.
Rabbi Rothman: Much obliged.
Amaro: Now gentlemen, as I told you when I invited you all here, we are considering signing Delmon Young to play the outfield for us. I’ve been speaking with his agents and they assured me he’ll sign for a base of $750,000 as long as we include incentives for…
Rabbi Gittelman: Come on Ruby, we’re not accountants, although our shul president, Sid Stern, happens to be one if you want me to get you in touch with him.