Mike Jacobs ISN’T Jewish? (Who knew?)
"The Marlins thought they were honoring their Jewish first baseman when they decided to give away Mike Jacobs T-shirts as part of Jewish Heritage Day at Dolphin Stadium this afternoon.
One small problem — Jacobs isn’t Jewish, a fact the Marlins would have learned if they’d asked Jacobs himself."
"HAVE FAITH: The Marlins will distribute Mike Jacobs T-shirts to children tomorrow, on "Jewish Heritage Day." The problem? Jacobs isn’t Jewish. When the ex-Met inquired about what seemed like an error, club officials insisted they were separate promotions. "They said it wasn’t done intentionally, but I don’t know about that," Jacobs said. "It’s a big joke around here.""
Their press release for their current homestand doesn’t establish a link between Jacobs and "Jewish Heritage Day". And none of their other "heritage" days are tied to any other player …
At least they didn’t offer the "Jewish Heritage" promo for their Friday night or Saturday afternoon games.