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October 7, 2005
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The commissioner of Major League Baseball is reviewing the sport’s relationship with an evangelical Christian group. A spokesman for Commissioner Bud Selig said baseball would look into the league’s cooperation with Baseball Chapel following a report that a volunteer chaplain had nodded when a player for the Washington Nationals asked him if Jews are “doomed” because they don’t believe in Jesus, The Washington Post reported. “Obviously he’s very concerned about it,” spokesman Rich Levin said of Selig. “We are reviewing the whole relationship with Baseball Chapel.” Tony Tavares, the Nationals’ president, suspended the chaplain, Jon Moeller, distributed an apology from the player and informed the commissioner’s office about the incident.

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