Because we love baseball so much, we sometimes forget that the average athlete often lacks some basic education on fundamental issues. Take Ryan Church, Washington Nationals outfielder. As reported by The Washington Post — that is to say, he told this to a reporter — Church went to his team's chaplain, Jon Moeller (incidentally, an FBI agent), for advise about religion. Here's how that conversation went:
"I said, like, Jewish people, they don't believe in Jesus. Does that mean they're doomed? Jon nodded, like, that's what it meant. My ex-girlfriend! I was like, man, if they only knew. Other religions don't know any better. It's up to us to spread the word,"
Seriously: If only Jews knew. Now everybody's apologizing, they're talking about removing Moeller and we suspect Church is still a little confused about the whole thing, man.
Church Apologizes For Comments About Jews [Washington Post]