Peter Gammons checks in with Kevin Youkilis, regular guy:
"One can argue just as long about who was the Red Sox's MVP, Dustin Pedroia or Kevin Youkilis. When it came to Pedroia's payday, he needed no record deal. What he wanted was to play where he started, with a team that is competitive, in a city where people love baseball, and where he walks a couple of blocks every day from his condominium to Fenway Park. Youkilis may soon follow in signing a long-term deal because he wants to stay where he has become such a devoted contributor to the city's social issues."
Ron Kaplan checks in on Jewish players sponsored at the indispensable Baseball-Reference.com.
And Josh Borenstein continues the Jewish baseball boomlet with his site, Jews in Baseball.