Submission from Karen in Philadelphia:
Attached are photos of the San Francisco Giants’ Jewish Heritage Night “Rally Rabbi” giveaway from August 8, 2007. The previous night (August 7, 2007), Barry Bonds had hit homerun number 756, officially breaking Hank Aaron’s all-time homerun record that had been set in 1976. Bonds hit another homerun—757—on Jewish Heritage Night, breaking his own record less than 24 hours after breaking Aaron’s.
On a personal note, my dad and I go to a ball game together every year, even though I now live in Philadelphia and he’s still in San Francisco. We try to make it a Giants game, but sometimes he comes out for a Phillies game (we even managed to score tickets to Game 5 of the 2008 World Series when the Phils won the championship over two nights).
Sometimes there are giveaways, sometimes not, and most of the time it’s kitsch, but the both of our Rally Rabbis have been proudly displayed since we received them. Mine is now with me in my apartment in Philadelphia, and I love that my dad has an identical one in his office back in California.
Thanks for the submission Karen! I hope you and your father make a trip to see Chasing Dreams, opening March 13!
-Alisa, Curatorial Assistant