This was a funny piece to read in this morning's NYT:
MONTICELLO, N.Y., Aug. 25 — Who is the most formidable Jewish ballplayer who ever lived?Read the whole thing for a bit of the flavor of one of these games - saying they are taken seriously by some among the Bungalow Colony set would be an understatement.
A) Sandy Koufax
B) Hank Greenberg
C) Chaim Silber
If you did not choose Mr. Silber, a ferocious former second baseman known in these parts as Lobo, you clearly have not spent a steamy Sunday cheering on members of the Orthodox Bungalow Baseball League, a devout collection of rabble-rousers who have spent three decades tearing up the moderately manicured softball diamonds that pock the Catskill Mountains.
...Since 1977, the Orthodox league has been providing a healthful escape for thousands of men who might otherwise spend Sundays inside cramped bungalows, their wives threatening them with the prospect of laundry-folding.
There are six divisions, and the winner in each is rewarded with a classy-looking trophy, and most important, bragging rights during the long off-season months, when the players return to their winter homes, most in Brooklyn, Staten Island or the Five Towns of Long Island.