Playing the Pittsburgh Pirates on Purim

How’s that title for alliteration?  Well it’s true – our Philadelphia Phillies will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Grapefruit League game at 1:05 today at beautiful Bright House Field in Clearwater.  Brilliant blue skies will be shining with temps in the mid-80s, but that’s not the real story today.  It’s Jewish St. Patty’s Day, otherwise known as Purim!  Some folks think the name of the day is “Pour ‘Em!”, a dictum forming the original bond between Israelis and Irishmen, a day dedicated to drinking until one cannot distinguish the difference between a Shamrock and a Rockstock, commemorating what a pain in the Hasmonean that dynasty proved to be.  Never heard of the Rockstocks?  Well here’s a photo of them, from Holliswood Queens, this year’s Purim getup prize winners:

Coming in second place are the Goldstein Girls from Bergenfield, New Jersey.  Now I don’t want the Goldstein Girls to get discouraged.  The balloting was really close, and they didn’t miss first place by much.

In the inanimate Purim photo category, the unanimous winner was the Goldberg Confection Company, with this year’s creative entries:

Don’t agree with the decision of the judges?  Don’t make a whole Megilla out of it.  Just get me your best entries in time for the balloting next year.  Happy Purim, y’all!  Time to set sail to see the Phils beat the Pirates.

Okay — stop the Presses!  Just received an entry from the Jungreis collection that was too cute not to include here:

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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5 Responses to Playing the Pittsburgh Pirates on Purim

  1. Lynn Jungreis says:

    Oh you are the best ! Have a great day! We miss you AND we miss Clearwater! Sending you a picture to add to the family shots for today!
    LYnn ,
    Billy and Brian!

    • Lynn Jungreis says:

      Thanks Cousin Len ! This are the cousin Atara and Leora Milgraum that seem to have stolen their first names from the Goldstein cousins!

  2. Len Press says:

    Thanks, the feeling is mutual! That picture was just too cute, so I updated the entry!

  3. Daniel Wohlgelernter says:

    Len, this is a beautifully heartwarming post, with your typically creative humor and alluring alliteration !

    Here are my nominees for proud Purim posing: The Wohlgelernters from Jerusalem, masquerading as an El-Al crew !

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