Kevin’s an odd name for a Jewish kid, isn’t it? And do Jews still take inordinate pride in the few professional athletes who are MOTs? When I was growing up, I learned at Hebrew school, before I got got kicked out* for insubordination, that Sandy Koufax was a very big deal. Hank Greenberg, too.**

* I was always a rebel.

** No, I’m not as old as John McCain***. That’s my point. People**** were still, as late as the 1980s, talking about these guys.

*** Not Jewish. Obama? A little. The part that’s not Shi’a.

**** Well, Hebrew school teachers at least. So maybe not exactly “people.”