Jason Marquis

On The Fly: Weinstein Brings Taste Of Hartford To WBC

As the World Baseball Classic approaches its final rounds in San Diego and Los Angeles, we bring your attention to perhaps the biggest surprise in the 16-team tournament – Israel. Israel won all three games in its pool play and then started the second round with a win over Cuba before losing to the Netherlands. Israel plays Japan Wednesday. But what makes Israel the official WBC team of Hartford is that its manager is Jerry Weinstein, whose full-time job is manager of the Hartford Yard Goats. With just a handful of major league players on his roster – guys like Ike Davis, Ty Kelly and Jason Marquis – Weinstein has led Israel much deeper into the tournament...