A sports announcer is back for the baseball playoffs despite comments seen as anti-Semitic. Steve Lyons had questioned Shawn Green’s commitment to Judaism after the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger sat out an important game against the San Francisco Giants because of Yom Kippur. Green’s “not a practicing Jew,” Lyons said on air. “He didn’t marry a Jewish girl.” He added: “And from what I understand, he never had a Bar Mitzvah, which is unfortunate because he didn’t get the money.”
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