Adam Sandler Proven Wrong

It’s been a tough couple of years for Adam Sandler: First was the the abysmal Jack and Jill. Then That’s My Boy barely made a blip on anyones cinimatic radar. And now it turns out Sandler’s now-famous Hanukkah Song is woefully inaccurate. In an interview (well, more like an accosting) with gossip site TMZ, legendary baseball star Rod Carew is prodded for his thoughts on Sandler’s ode to Jewish celebrity – in particular the verse:

O.J. Simpson // not a Jew!
But guess who is // Hall of Famer Rod Carew (he converted!)

Carew, now in his late 60′s and decades away from his heyday as the crown jewel in both the Minnesota Twins’ and California Angels’ batting line-ups, set the record straight:

“No, I am not. I was about to convert, but I never did. I think Adam found out about that.”

Not that there are any hard feelings. Carew explains: “I got to know Adam. We became friends. It was good.

So there you have it. Guess who’s not Jewish. Hall of fame-er Rod Carew.

Here’s the whole (short) interview:

What do you think?

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6 Responses

  1. Mark Kaiserman

    Most any Jewish baseball fan knows Carew isn’t Jewish, but he did wear a Jewish star on the cover of Sports Illustrated of time (cover above) which confused people. Carew’s wife and children are Jewish, however,
    While The Hanukkah Song may be filled with inaccuracies, tis one is easy to fix:
    O.J. Simpson //not a Jew!
    But guess who almost was // Hall of Famer Rod Carew (he married in!)

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  2. Craig

    Old news – this was known years ago – Carew wore a chai, but wasn’t a convert. Next you’ll be telling us that the world wasn’t created in six days, that you found out about the BBT.

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  3. jewdar
    Jewdar

    Old news of course for Jewdar, but we like Mark Kaiserman’s idea of a rewrite; we like this:

    OJ Simpson…not a Jew
    I thought Rod Carew was but I guess it wasn’t true

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