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Sep '21 23

“Designated Hitters” Podcast Follows Team Israel from Humble Beginnings to Unexpected Glory

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Press release from Israel Association of Baseball.

LOS ANGELES AND TEL AVIV —There are precisely zero  professional baseball stadiums in Israel, no professional league to  speak of, and maybe a handful of fans who could tell Babe Ruth apart  from a bat boy. And yet, earlier this year, Team Israel shocked the  world when it bested a slew of more experienced squads and secured its berth among the top six nations fortunate enough to compete in the  Tokyo Olympics. Sounding like a modern-day podcast version of “Cool Runnings”, “Designated Hitters”, a new limited release show from SoulShop and the Israel Association of Baseball, follows these underdogs as  they batted, fielded, and prayed their way to glory.

With unprecedented access to players, coaches, and managers, the show  combines the drama of competing in the world’s most demanding athletic  event with the unbelievable stories of the athletes themselves, from the former Big Leaguer who found new life playing with amateurs  thousand of miles away from the nearest ballpark to the amateur  hopeful who traded his dream of the Majors for a desk job at a large investment bank only to take one more shot at greatness.

“’Designated Hitters’ has everything that makes sports so essential,” said Chana Weinberg, the show’s host. “It’s about second chances and  never giving up, about a ragtag group of players coming together as a  team and finally winning. If you liked “Field of Dreams”, “A League of  Their Own”, or any of the great baseball movies that make us love the sport even more, this one’s for you.”

As it follows the team from its first and comical match-up against the pros to its dramatic brush-up with the winner’s podium, the show also raises bigger questions about faith and belonging, about believing in yourself and in higher powers, and about the way sports can transcend  boundaries of religion and nationality and unite us all, if only for a brief moment.

The podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts including  Apple Podcasts  and Spotify.

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